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GOP state senators propose delaying start of Kentucky’s school year

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from CN|2 GEORGETOWN — Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, are working on legislation that would mandate schools in Kentucky not return from summer break until at least the Monday closest to August 26. Keeping kids on break longer will positively impact Kentucky’s tourism economy, Thayer said, remarking on a Georgetown water … Continued

Saving our Summer: Time to Adjust Kentucky’s School Calendar

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By: Senator Chris Girdler (R-Somerset) and Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) In an effort to preserve prosperity enjoyed by Kentucky’s tourism industry and our overall economy, we plan to again file a similar version of Senate Bill (SB) 129 for the 2016 Legislative Session. SB 129 is a measure that would prevent schools from starting earlier … Continued