Board discusses plans for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024

2024 Eclipse artwork

Set your covered eyes to the sky. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross over the United States.

The Knox County Board of Education discussed plans for the day and how to safely protect students’ eyes while providing them with the option to view.

Superintendent Jeremy Ledford shared with the Board that the school system has purchased approved eyewear that will be distributed to students the Monday morning of the eclipse.

The Board voted to amend the current school year calendar to include a 1/2 day early dismissal on Monday, April 8.  Students will be able to take the glasses home with them and experience it with family and friends.

Far western Kentucky is on the edge of the total eclipse, with it expected to begin in Paducah at 12:42pm CT  (1:42pm ET) and be at its peak at 2:01pm CDT (3:01pm ET).  Eastern Kentucky will experience a partial of the eclipse.

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