All Day Closure

As per the recommendation of Governor Beshear, the Lewis County School District will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, May 1st.  Starting April 6th students will need to complete NTI days 11 through 20. Starting April 20th through May 1st will be NTI days 21 - 30.  Those packets will be handed out at a later date.  More information will be provided including food service and NTI packet return at a later date.  Thank you!

Lewis County Schools

Truancy Laws

Kentucky School Law requires every parent and guardian of a child 6 to 21 years old to send that child to school. Five year olds are considered under the compulsory education after enrollment in Kindergarten.

Kentucky School Law 159.150 states:

Any child who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy for three (3) or more days, is a truant. Any child who has been reported as a truant two (2) or more times is an habitual truant.

Kentucky School Law 159.180 states:

Every parent/guardian of a child residing in any school district in this state is legally responsible for any violation of KRS 159.010-159.179 by the child.

Kentucky School Law 159.990 states:

Any parent/guardian who intentionally fails to comply with the requirements of KRS 159.010 to 159.170 shall be fined one hundred dollars ($100) for the first offense, and two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the second offense. Each subsequent offense shall be classified as a Class B misdemeanor. This determination is at the discretion of the judicial system.

Kentucky Revised Statute 530.070

Unlawful transaction with a minor punishable by a maximum of twelve months in jail and/or $500 fine.

Lewis County Schools Policy states:

Students absent 6 or more days unexcused are considered habitual truants.

Tardies occur if a student arrives late or leaves early. Tardies also occur when students are absent from school for a portion of the day. Tardies are considered in the determination of truancy.
Lewis County Schools
65 Central Elementary, P.O. Box 159, Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606 796-2811 | Fax: 606 796-3081
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