Compromise On School Makeup Days
A compromise on what to do with makeup days for school systems across the state is expected to be formally introduced on Monday. According to an Associated Press reports, House and Senate negotiators have put together the draft proposal which would help school districts achieve the necessary instructional time, in wake of this winter’s severe weather. The report says the proposal would let districts extend school days to a maximum of seven hours each day.
For districts unable to reach that threshold, the school year would automatically end June 11. Backers of the compromise say it is a middle ground that will give school systems and parents some certainty as to when the school year would end. Some districts in the state have missed more than 30 days.