STATE HOUSE: Schools would not have to make up snow days under House bill

Posted by ADAM BEAM on February 7, 2014 

There are still scattered patches of ice on the edges of roads like this one on Mineral Springs Road in Lexington County.

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com Buy Photo

— School districts across South Carolina would not have to make up missed days because of last week's snow storm under a resolution that passed the state House of Representatives this week.

The bill now heads to the state Senate.

"I cannot imagine anyone in the South Carolina Senate being opposed to (the bill)," said Sen. John Courson, R-Richland and chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate's president pro tempore.

State law requires public schools to schedule three weather makeup days. If the schools don't need them, they become student holidays. Most Midlands school districts missed two days, but other school districts toward the coast missed more.

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