A bill is going through the State House of Representatives that could change the way schools set their calendars. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Representative Joe Aull, of Marshall:
The new system would do away with the number of days students must attend, but it would increase the mandatory hours from 1,044 in a year to 1,073. This would allow school districts more flexibility for unscheduled situations, such as snow days. Aull says it is unlikely to pass this session unless tacked onto another education bill. Even if it does pass, it will most likely not take effect until the 2013-2014 school year.