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NTI Days: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Seventy-five schools in Kentucky participate in the non-traditional instruction program, which allows students to complete work from home when schools are forced to close due to weather or illness.

Several districts in Central Kentucky are nearing the ten-day limit, but a proposed bill would eliminate these days altogether. 

On Monday, Scott County Schools were taking advantage of their sixth non-traditional instruction day. A proposed bill passed through Kentucky Senate could eliminate these days because senators believe that some districts are having students do minimal work. 

Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning for Scott County Public Schools Maurice Chappell tells LEX 18 that this is not the case in their county. 

"It is a lot of work, particularly the way we've done our plan, and because we've been very intentional about the quality of work and the amount of work," he said. 

Since the days count as an actual school day, administrators believe that they have done a good job trying to combat the issues that forced this bill to be proposed in the first place. The overwhelming majority in the district say they like it. 

"Yes, it needs to continue. our board is in favor of it, parents, teachers, students are in favor of it. So it is something that we would like to see continue," said Chappell. 

Chappell thinks that it is one of the better options, rather than extending the school year into June. A poll that LEX 18's Alexa Helwig put up on twitter shows that 68% of people think NTI Days need to stay and 32% think they need to go. 

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