OPS Board of Education Approves Student Applications to Repeat a Year

Owensboro Public School Students were given the opportunity to repeat a year due to struggles they might have faced due to the pandemic.

Posted: May 13, 2021 6:14 PM
Updated: May 13, 2021 7:49 PM

Owensboro Public School Students were given the opportunity to repeat a year due to struggles they might have faced due to the pandemic.

Only 6 out of 5,200 students in the district submitted applications to repeat the year.

On Thursday afternoon, the Board met to discuss approving those applications.

The Board unanimously approved the applications, which allows 2 middle school students and 4 high school students to repeat.

The students chose to repeat the year due to either academic strain, athletics reasons, or social/emotional struggles they faced throughout the year.

OPS Superintendent Dr. Matthew Constant told 44News, “Evaluating those needs and resources on the district, we felt it was a validated need to revisit academics and/or athletics.”

Next, those students will meet with a school administrator to discuss whether or not repeating a year is actually a fit for them. They will also have to discuss their future schedules and what the next year will look like.

However, these students do still have the option to opt out if they feel like it is best.

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