By unanimous action, the Bullitt County Board of Education authorized Superintendent Keith Davis to close schools for one day if Gov. Matt Bevin calls a special session concerning pension reform, so that staff members may, if they choose, attend the session and speak with legislators about the public pension issue.
Here is the text of the Resolution passed by board members and read at a Nov. 1st special meeting:
WHEREAS the Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and Kentucky School Boards Association, among other associations, are discussing encouraging their respective memberships to go to Frankfort in relation to the pending Special Session of the Kentucky General Assembly to be called on Pension Reform; and
WHEREAS such action will likely result in mass absences of school personnel should they opt to take a personal day to participate in appearances in Frankfort;
NOW BE IT REOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN BULLITT COUNTY, recognizing that an emergency may exist in staffing on any given day during the pending Special Session, does hereby authorize the Superintendent to close school, in his discretion, and take such other necessary and appropriate steps to address such an event in a fiscally sound manner, including thereafter submitting his recommendation for an amended school calendar to account for lost day(s).
A special session has yet to be called by Gov. Bevin.