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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has voted to protect
school districts from losing some state aid due to high student
absenteeism caused by the swine flu outbreak.
The measure cleared the Senate on a 34-0 vote Monday. It now
goes to the House.
The proposal would allow the districts to take the higher of
their student daily attendance averages from the past two years in
helping determine how much state financial aid they receive.
Republican Ken Winters of Murray says the districts are seeking
the change to help protect them from cuts in state aid due to high
absentee rates during the flu outbreak last year.
The legislation is Senate Joint Resolution 7.
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