JCPS school board outlines details of supplemental school year courses, athletics

JCPS is the largest school district in the state of Kentucky.
JCPS is the largest school district in the state of Kentucky.(Jefferson County Public Schools)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 11:21 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Jefferson County Public Schools students who want to make up for lost time will be given the opportunity to apply for a do-over for the last school year.

Governor Andy Beshear signed SB128 into law last month, which will allow students to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or add to a course the student has already taken.

JCPS detailed the program in their board meeting Tuesday night.

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JCPS Supplemental School Year Program
JCPS Supplemental School Year Program(JCPS)

Any student in grades kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year can make the request.

A retaken course does not count towards graduation unless the student failed the original course.

The deadline for parents of a student to submit a request will be May 1.

The decision affects student athletics as well; the supplemental school program will allow high school students to have one additional year of eligibility if accepted, but students 19 years old before Aug. 1 won’t be eligible.

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