Lawmakers Look to Forgive Missed School Days

7:24 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Lawmakers are looking at a way to help some school districts dealing with days missed due to weather.

If passed, the joint resolution would forgive up to five days missed because of bad weather.

The districts would not have to make up those days, but could decide on their own if they wanted to make up the time.

"We're not responsible for the inclement weather you know, and the students are not responsible either, nor are the teachers. So we tried to do this to help them because they're in school a lot and they have certain days they're off, they have certain things planned for the holidays and days that they're out of session," said Rep. Carl Anderson of Georgetown County, who sponsored the bill.

The change would only apply to the 2013-2014 school year.

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