It won’t be a total disaster. Attendance will probably not be as bad as local officials fear.
But the state Department of Education’s decision to change an initial decision reached last May is a slap in the face to local board members.
By virtue of an April 24 decision, Bullitt County public school students will be in the classrooms on June 3. This is one more day than the amended calendar called for after wind and ice storms.
Faced with possibly losing $400,000 in state funding, school officials had to agree.
Bullitt County had received state approval on three or four occasions in the past year from state officials. However, a changing of the guard must have changed their minds.
Students will still show up on June 3 and they will probably do what many do on the final days to school - not much. But the reversal on its May 2008 decision is bigger than just going an extra day of school, it is a question of trust in future dealings.