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A big THANK YOU to everyone that gave input on the development of the 2015-2016 school calendar, the calendar committee seriously considered all of the suggestions and we had a lot of good discussion. 

There were some recurring themes throughout:  1) A full fall break, 2) Wednesday off before Thanksgiving, 3) A full spring break. 

A few things are important for everyone to understand.  We are to have a minimum of 170 instructional days in the school calendar, if we provide a full fall break and the Wednesday off before Thanksgiving, it is necessary that we do not start too late in August as some have suggested.  The "127 Yard Sale" is August 6-9 this year (too dangerous to have school during this time because three of our schools are located on Hwy. 127.) Additionally, April 6-8, 2016 is Kentucky Education Association delegate assembly meeting and that necessitates that we take our spring break during that week.  Per statute, all schools are to be closed on the third Monday of January in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Due to high school scheduling, awarding of credits, etc. we attempt to make the 1st semester of instructional days as equal to as possible to the 2nd semester.

We now need to set the start date for the 2015-2016 school year--again, thank you for your input, we value it.  Ultimately, the Russell County Board of Education will approve the 2015-2016 school calendar.  

Survey for start of 2015-2016 school year:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/15-16SY

NOTE:  Survey will close on Friday, February 13, 2015. 

 

 

 





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Russell County High School
2166 S Hwy 127
Russell Springs, KY 42642  

Phone: (270) 866-3341 
Fax: (270) 866-8830
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