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Make up snow days on Saturdays? That’s what one Kentucky school system plans to do.

Fayette County schools students boarded a bus in winter weather in February 2007. This year, some Kentucky school districts are planning to hold classes on Saturdays to make up for snow days.
Fayette County schools students boarded a bus in winter weather in February 2007. This year, some Kentucky school districts are planning to hold classes on Saturdays to make up for snow days. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Perry County students will go to school on some Saturdays to make up for days that classes have been canceled, Superintendent Jonathan Jett wrote Tuesday in a Facebook post.

The school board voted to adjust the 2017-18 school calendar, Jett said.

The decision was an effort to retain instructional days that were missed because of water problems, Jett said in the post.

“Thanks for all of the employees that gave us feedback on the surveys pertaining to the calendar adjustment. “

Students will attend schools on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24 — and tentatively on March 24, April 21, and May 19 — depending on how many days are missed after February.

Jett couldn’t be reached for comment late Tuesday afternoon. The Facebook post didn’t say how many days the district has canceled school in the current school year.

Perry County is among the first Kentucky school districts to announce specific makeup days after a period of bad winter weather that resulted in the cancellation of classes.

Fayette County school officials have not yet confirmed makeup days, although some tentative makeup days are marked on the district calendar.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears

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