Students attending the Harlan County Public Schools will be getting a few extra days of summer break.
Harlan County Schools Superintendent Tim Saylor announced Monday that ongoing construction projects necessitate that the district delay the start of school for students until Aug. 10.
Scheduled professional development will be held for staff and faculty on Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All third through 12th grade teachers and instructional assistants will report to their schools on Aug. 2 for mandatory professional development. The first three-hour session will be "Open Response Tool-Kit" and the second three-hour session will be "Score Protocol."
All kindergarten through second grade teachers and instructional assistants will report to James A. Cawood High School on Aug. 2 for mandatory professional development. The day will be divided into three sessions that focus on primary "Best Practices."
School principals, high school assistant principals, and all other certified staff, such as counselors, librarians, etc.. should attend the training on open response held at their individual schools.
All elementary school assistant principals should attend the primary training at JACHS.
The official opening day for teachers and staff will be on Aug. 9.