County schools start next week

By OJ Stapleton -

Summer break is all but over for children in the Logan County school district.

The first day back for students will be Wednesday, July 27. For teachers, Friday is the last day of their break as they will report to work on Monday.

The first day of school will be a short one. At the five elementary schools, the doors will open at 7:15 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. No breakfast will be served on the first day back. At the high school, the first bell will ring at 7:50 a.m. for students to go to their home rooms and school will dismiss at 1 p.m.

All the elementary schools will be hosting an open house on Monday night.

At Adairville, the open house will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Any new students in district may enroll at that time. School supply lists are posted on our website and on our facebook page.

“The renovations are on schedule, and the school is looking great!” said Adairville principal Kristina Rice. “We can’t wait to see everyone on the first day of school.”

Auburn’s open house will be 4:30-6:30 p.m.

At Chandlers, the open house will also be 4:30-6:30 p.m. In addition, door prizes will be given away and school T-shirts will be on sale.

Lewisburg will have its open house from 5-7 p.m.

And Olmstead will have its open house on 5-7 p.m. In addition to the teachers at Olmstead, bus drivers will also be on hand to meet with parents.

Students will have nine weeks of school before starting their fall break on October 3. Classes will resume on Oct. 17. Winter break this year will begin on Dec. 19 with students going back to school on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Spring break will begin on March 27 and go through April 7, but as always the first week of spring break is designated as make up days for any school missed because of weather.

New superintendent Paul Mullins has said that he plans to keep the NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) days as an option for snow days this winter.

Last year the district was approved by the state to use NTI days for the first time and used five over the winter when weather made it too dangerous for students to attend school.

Mullins said that last year his Garrard County district also used NTI days for the first time and that he was happy with the way they turned out, but that he thinks it is important not to use them too much.

The district has been approved for up to 10 NTI days, but Mullins said ideally they would only use three to five of them.

“The only way I could see us going over five is if we have just a really extraordinary winter,” Mullins said.

By OJ Stapleton

To contact OJ Stapleton, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email or call 270-726-8394.

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