Lawmakers Still Working on Snow Days Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky lawmakers are still working on legislation to give relief to school districts struggling to make up lost days this winter.

The issue appears headed to a House-Senate conference committee. The House refused to accept the Senate's version Wednesday.

Under the Senate's plan, school boards could submit revised calendars to the state education commissioner to adjust for lost instructional time. If districts still can't make up all lost time, school boards could request a state waiver from the required 1,062 instructional hours in a school year.

The House's version would allow districts to have up to 10 missed instructional days waived.

Lawmakers are trying to get a bill to Gov. Steve Beshear as soon as possible. Some districts have missed more than 30 days due to snow and ice.

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