FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to
allow school districts to possibly skip some makeup days if classes
were canceled for an extended time due to storms or illness.
The bill comes as some districts face the prospect of long
makeup periods due to a series of winter storms along with last
year's swine flu outbreak.
The measure passed the Senate on a 36-1 vote Friday. It goes
back to the House, which will consider changes made by the Senate.
The proposal would apply to school districts that have missed 20
or more instructional days.
School boards in those districts could ask the state education
commissioner to waive the makeup of school days missed beyond 20
days, up to a maximum of 10 days.
The measure also would allow districts to make up missed time by
lengthening the school day.
The legislation is House Bill 487.