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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With the summer months getting closer, many are wondering how long this school year will actually last. Kentucky Lawmakers introduced a bill to help ease those worries.

A Kentucky House committee has passed a bill that would shorten the school year for Kentucky students, allowing Boards of Education to waive up to 10 instructional days missed.

Because of this year's extreme winter weather, many Kentucky schools have missed a dozen days or more.

About two dozen school districts have missed 20 days or more.

The bill would let the Kentucky Education Commissioner decide how many snow days each district would not have to make up.

Warren County Schools have missed 13 days, and school officials say they have several options.

"We want to have as much instructional time as possible, but there are other factors that are concerns as far as getting out of school in a timely fashion and graduations at the end of the year and things like that. The board will take all the information into consideration, and to see what Frankfort does ultimately decide with any relief they would send to us. Then we'll all factor those items in and make a decision," said Warren County School Board Vice Chair Mike Wilson.

If the full house passes the bill, the senate will vote on it. There are about 20 days left in this legislative session.

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