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