Wis. legislature passes measure to allow schools to make up for missed school days

By KBJR News 1

Wis. legislature passes measure to allow schools to make up for missed school days

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM CDT

Madison, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) -- The Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that waives the 180 school day requirement for Wisconsin schools.

School districts have been required to be in session for 180 days out of the year, but this winter's heavy snow fall and extreme cold has caused some districts in the Northland to close several times.

While the overall amount of time in school will still be the same, under the new law, districts will have more flexibility in deciding how to make up lost time.

Instead of adding days to the end of the year, Wisconsin districts can now add hours to existing school days.

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