April 6, 2021
Dear Fleming Countians,
On March 24, 2021, Governor Beshear signed into law Senate Bill 128, which creates the opportunity for districts to offer a supplemental school year. This opportunity, often referred to as SB 128 and known as the “do-over” bill, allows any K-12 student enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to repeat, retake, or supplement courses or grade levels already completed.
In accordance with the law, students have until May 1st to submit a request (using this link: https://forms.gle/pqEN9aMYonMxmadx9) to the Fleming County Board of Education, and the board has until June 1st to decide whether to accept all requests or no requests. Parents/guardians may rescind this request at any time before May 31st, 2021. To do so, this must be submitted in writing (or email) to my office. School districts are not allowed to decide on an individual basis. The Fleming County Board of Education has not voted on the supplemental year at this time. If the board members decide to allow a supplemental school year, all student requests will be accepted. If the board members decide not to allow a supplemental school year, no student requests will be accepted.
There are several components to this law that the board will need to consider as they make a decision whether Fleming County Schools will provide a supplemental school year opportunity for students. Parents/guardians and students must have conversations about this opportunity and make the determination of what best fits the needs of the student. There are pros and cons that each family must consider while making an informed decision. For example, if the student is 19 before August 1st, 2021, they will be ineligible for KHSAA sports during the 2021-2022 school year.
If you would like for your child to participate in the supplemental school year, please complete the survey at the link provided. All forms must be received no later than 12:00 pm est on Friday, April 30th, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 606-845-5851 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian K. Creasman
Fleming County Schools