Letcher County Public Schools will be closed Thursday. This time it won’t be on account of snow, ice or any other weatherrelated reason.
Several school groups will be traveling to statelevel competitions and 15 school buses and drivers will transport all of those students.
“I really want to be in school,” said Letcher Supt. Tony Sergent. “We just couldn’t make our (bus) runs. There would be chaos trying to get everyone to school.”
The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars basketball team will play in the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at Western Kentucky University on Thursday. In addition to hauling the basketball team, the LCCHS band, cheerleaders and fans will head to Bowling Green via school buses.
Archery teams at LCCHS, Cowan Elementary School, Cowan Middle School, Fleming- Neon Middle School, Letcher Middle School, Martha Jane Potter Elementary School and Whitesburg Middle School will be competing in state competitions this week in Louisville.
Governor’s Cup is also in Louisville at the Galt House and Letcher County academic team students will be participating.
The LCCHS speech team, the Letcher County Area Technology Center Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) also are scheduled to compete at the state level this week.
The Letcher district has missed 26 days of school because of inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. The Letcher County Board of Education decided to have school April 27-March 1, which was originally designated as spring break. The district has 22 days to make up.
Sergent said if the Lady Cougars win their game on Thursday advancing to the next round, school will be canceled for Friday.