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SENATE BILL 1281

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

School snow day flexibility bill passes senate

The state Senate unanimously approved a bill March 19 to give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Senator Jake Corman, R-34th, the bill's sponsor.

Senate Bill 1281 would allow schools to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis. In addition, the legislation would permit them to hold class on one Saturday per month to make up missed school days.