Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WEMTA Update: Assembly Passes Bill Repealing School Day Requirement

The Assembly unanimously approved Senate Bill 589 this afternoon, which repeals the requirement that school be held for 180 days each school term but does not change the minimum number of hours of direct instruction required.  This change would allow schools to increase the length of their school days and shorter their school years. It also allows districts to receive state aid for online courses taken by high school or seventh and eighth grade pupils.

SB 589 was passed by the full Senate on March 11 and will now be sent to the Governor for his signature.  

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