House passes bill limiting school makeup days

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:55 PM

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The House has approved legislation that would give some school districts the option to not make up as many as 10 days missed as a result of last month's ice storm and an earlier windstorm that hit the state in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

The measure passed on a 96-2 vote Wednesday afternoon. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

The legislation affects only districts in counties declared federal disaster areas. Districts that want to avoid making up missed days would have to get approval from state education officials to do so.

State law requires school districts to provide students at least 177 days of class each academic year.

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The legislation is House Bill 322.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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