JEFFERSONVILLE — Students in the Greater Clark County Schools Corp. will not be allowed to view the solar eclipse Monday. The corporation purchased solar eclipse glasses for students and faculty and was "led to believe they had the appropriate ISO certification," according to a release from the corporation.
However, Friday afternoon a discrepancy in the company's certification document was found and school officials did not receive confirmation from the company that the glasses are ISO 12312-2 certified.
"The safety of our students and staff is top priority and, therefore, we have decided that students will not be allowed outside Monday to view the eclipse. Teachers will still provide students opportunities to view the eclipse from inside our schools and a normal school day will be held," Superintendent Andrew Melin said in the release.
Parents have the ability to sign their child out of school early if they would like their student to experience the eclipse under their supervision with proper eyewear. Student absences, with parent permission, will be excused, but will count against perfect attendance.