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Snow Days 'Forgiveness Bill' Passes Committee, Hopkins County Schools Play Waiting Game

Hopkins Co School logo 2014MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/11/14) – Hopkins County students and teachers have missed a total of 16 days this school year due to inclement weather, but they may not have to be concerned about being forced to stay until June, due to recent bill approved by a House committee.

The committee approved HB410 Tuesday, which would forgive public schools up to 10 missed school days because of winter weather.

The concern for Hopkins County Schools is not how many days missed, though, it's how much time, says Lori Harrison, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist.

Students are required to attend 1,062 hours a year.

The forgiveness bill still has to be passed by the House for Hopkins County to decide the date for the official last day of school, according to Harrison.

"We are watching really closely," said Harrison.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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