School Snow Day Flexibility Bill to go before State Senate

The bill would give schools more flexibility in how they make up missed instructional time.
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY – Legislation to provide school flexibility in making up missed days due to weather emergencies will go before the full Senate for consideration.

Senate Bill 1281 gives schools discretion to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis, and permits schools to hold class one Saturday per month if needed.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Jake Corman (R – 34th District), said the change will provide schools more flexibility to determine how to make up instructional time.

The bill mirrors previous legislation passed by the General Assembly as a result of the 1996 flooding in northwestern Pennsylvania.
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