Education

Fayette school board agrees to seek OK for after-hour programs

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to request a waiver from the Kentucky Department of Education that would free the county's schools from regulations that limit school learning opportunities to the regular school day.

With such a waiver, schools could offer educational experiences after hours or maybe even on snow days.

It would allow them to "crea Fayette school board agrees to seek OK for after-hour programs te more alternative learning opportunities," such as the planned Carter G. Woodson Academy, scheduled to open at Crawford Middle School next August, Superintendent Tom Shelton told the board.

The academy, modeled after the Black Males Working program at First Baptist Church Bracktown, will offer challenging classes in language, math, science and other subjects; individual mentoring; after-school tutoring and hands-on enrichment.

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