Lawmakers will consider bill to waive some snow days

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FRANKFORT, KY. (WKYT) - Some school districts have racked up two dozen snow days or more because of the harsh winter. Now, those school districts could be getting help from the state. House Bill 410 would allow schools to waive as many as ten instructional days this year. It essentially declares an emergency for this school year and would let the state education commissioner decide how many snow days each district would not have to make up. The House Education Committee was expected to take it up Tuesday, but that's been postponed until next week.

More than two dozen school systems have missed more than 20 days this year. Tuesday marked Fayette County Schools' 13th snow day. We've been told Fayette County will not take away spring break, but several other counties have already voted to. Those include Anderson, Perry and Greenup.

Perry County has the most snow days at 29. Morgan, Leslie and Jackson have 28. Elliott and Wolfe have 27. Floyd, Knott, Powell and Lawrence all have 26.

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