Each year the school district’s calendar committee reviews survey data from staff, students, families, and the community to develop possible calendar scenarios to present to the Board of Education for their review. The Board of Education approves the final school year calendar. The school year shall meet the 1,062 student instructional hour requirement. For Knox County this is equal to 175 instructional days.
Things to consider before taking the survey:
- The district must re-apply to participate in non-traditional instruction days in 2019-2020. New regulations, not yet released by the Kentucky Department of Education, will be imposed on districts that choose to participate.
- As stated above, the school calendar must include a minimum instructional time of 1,062 hours. Based on Knox County’s start and end times, that amounts to 175 instructional days.
- On average Knox County will cancel school twenty times within a school year due to illness, weather, or other school safety reasons.
- The later the start date, the later the end date will likely be.
Click here to complete the survey. The survey will remain open until March 4, 2019. If you would like to be considered for the calendar committee please provide your name and contact method. Otherwise, all results will be anonymous.