Wisconsin School Bill Up For Vote In Senate

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 11:07 am

A bill that would allow Wisconsin schools to extend school days and shorten school years to save money is up for a vote in the Senate in Madison this week.

The bill would get rid of the requirement that schools teach for 180 days or lose state funding. Schools are still required to teach the same number of hours under the bill.

Another change under the law allows the state Department of Public Instruction to fund remedial courses and interim school sessions. The package is being viewed as a cost saving measure for districts that have seen state funding decrease in recent years.

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