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Some Kentucky School Districts Can Now Use Online Courses as an Alternative on Snow Days

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Remember last winter, when schools around Kentucky closed because of the unusually harsh weather?The Kentucky Department of Education has now approved waivers for 13 school districts to teach through virtual or other means when school is canceled because of emergencies, like large snowfall.Last winter, Kentucky schools had a lot of snow days. Some areas were hit harder than others. But it prompted lawmakers to revise a law to say that any district could make up 10 days of missed school through nontraditional means as long as their plan to educate children has been approved by the state education commissioner.This will most likely include online learning.Districts had to apply. Those that did had to show how they would provide equal access to lessons for students without Internet access, according to a release sent by the education department.Most of the 13 counties are in central and eastern Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools is not in the group. Here is the list:·         Boyle County·         Corbin Independent Schools·         Grant County·         Jessamine County·         Johnson County·         Lawrence County·         Leslie County·         Owsley County·         Pike County·         Taylor County·         Todd County·         Washington County·         Wolfe County