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Ballard Schools to End Academic Year Early
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BALLARD COUNTY - Ballard County Schools have announced they will end their school year on May 8. 

In a Thursday press release, Community Education/Public Relations Director Julie Thomas said Ballard County Schools will continue NTI instruction and meal deliveries during the days originally scheduled for spring break (April 6-10). This change will mean that the school year will end on May 8, instead of May 15. The new end date for Ballard County Preschool is April 30.

"Our staff has prepared and delivered over 15,000 meals to students and smaller children in seven days of the program. The number has grown nearly every day. The best way we felt that we could continue this important service was to continue all services, including NTI. Since travel has been discouraged during this time, we felt like this would inconvenience a smaller number of families than usual. If your family still plans to be out of district, please get in touch with your child’s teachers as soon as you can." Thomas said.

Thomas added that the school system is committed to going back to in-person school as soon as they are given the all-clear from Frankfort, and making sure that transitioning students still get those all-important “milestone moments” like graduation. 

"We just don’t know when that will be possible right now. We also promise to keep you in the loop as we receive additional guidance on these matters." Thomas said.

Thomas asked anyone who has a suggestion on how the school system can improve the process of NTI or meal delivery to send an email to feedback@ballard.kyschools.us.

Published 12:14 PM, Thursday Mar. 26, 2020
Updated 12:20 AM, Friday Mar. 27, 2020

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