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  • Alert:

    As we all know, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all travel has been severely restricted and non-essential businesses have been closed.  This means that Spring Break plans for almost everyone has been canceled.

    With this in mind, we are amending the school calendar for next week and these days will now be school days.  Due to this change, the last day of school for Estill County will now be May 14th

    This change will allow us to keep our students on a routine that will ensure a continuation of instruction and other services.  All staff will still be available for our families and food service will continue to serve breakfast and lunch.  For any family that still has plans for this coming week, your student can complete their work at your discretion.

    We will have further information tomorrow concerning the distribution on new NTI packets for days 11 – 20 as well as the return of work completed during the past 10 days.

  • Alert:

    As a reminder, ALL Estill County athletic facilities are now closed to the general public.

    Also, with the school closures, the KHSAA has suspended all spring sports and declared a dead period ending on April 19, 2020, at midnight.

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Pupil Personnel

Dickie Arthur
Director of Pupil Personnel


As part of my duties as Director of Pupil Personnel, I am responsible for enforcing KRS 159.051, better known as No PASS, NO DRIVE. When 16 and 17 year old students get their permit, the parent/guardian signs acknowledging they understand this law. The law states that a student cannot have more than one “F” and cannot have “6 or more” unexcused absences in the preceding trimester. This past year, we had an alarming number of students that did not perform to meet these minimum requirements.  In fact, I have taken over 20 licenses this summer. If you receive a letter from the Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicles in the next week or so, this is what has happened.  There is no need to try and get doctor’s notes as this year has been closed out! We are in the process of submitting end of year data to Kentucky Department of Education.  So, how does a student get them back?  The student has to get back in compliance and maintain that for the first trimester of the 2019-2020 school year. In other words, the student cannot accumulate 6 unexcused absences/tardies and must pass 4 out of 5 classes in the first trimester next year. I hope this clears up any confusion and feel free to contact me if you still have concerns.


Dickie Arthur

Director of Pupil Personnel/Safe Schools

Estill County Schools

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