Due to the increased volume of information coming forth about student safety and the lack of verification on the authenticity of the eclipse glasses, I have decided to dismiss school for Monday, August 21, 2017. Again, there will be no school on Monday, August 21 in the Fulton Independent School district. This is a decision made based upon much discussion with other Superintendents, our Administrative team, the Kentucky Department of School safety and School Board Members. My plan for the school year is to be proactive to situations that could be of concern and I believe that this decision falls in line with that plan. I truly appreciate all of the planning and preparation that has been done by teachers to educate our students about this phenomenon and they have been encouraged to continue with those lessons on the topic. I must; however, keep student safety as my first priority for the school district and act accordingly.
Students will not have to make this day up. Extra-curricular activities such as practices and games will continue after 3:30pm. Coaches will inform students about this. The volleyball match at home against Hickman County will take place as scheduled Monday night. A one call message went out to parents Wednesday night and will go out again on Sunday night. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the Board of Education, 270-472-1553. Thank you for your support and allowing us to educate your student.
Dr. DeAnna Miller