FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky school districts especially hard
hit by winter storms or swine flu could seek a waiver from some
makeup days under a bill that has cleared the state House.
The bill is a recognition that some districts are facing the
prospect of long makeup periods due to a series of winter storms
along with last year's swine flu outbreak.
The measure won House passage on an 81-16 vote Thursday. It now
goes to the Senate.
The proposal would apply to school districts that have missed 20
or more instructional days.
School boards in those districts could ask the state education
commissioner to waive the makeup of school days missed beyond 20
days, up to a maximum of 10 days.
The legislation is House Bill 487.
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