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House budget would let schools forgive 10 days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky public school students would not have to make up as many as 10 canceled school days under a proposal in the House budget.

State law requires public schools to have a minimum of 170 days and 1,062 hours of classroom instruction. But 31 of the state's 173 school districts have missed at least 20 days because of snow and ice, according to the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Lawrence County School District in eastern Kentucky was one of the hardest hit. Superintendent Mike Armstrong said the district has missed 32 days so far. In January, students were in school just five days.

House lawmakers are considering a separate bill that would let school districts lengthen the school day to make up missed time because of an emergency.

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