JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Governor Phil Bryant and some state representatives are asking the Mississippi Board of Education to exempt school districts this year from a state requirement because of winter weather.
They want the board to not require districts to have 180 days of classes in a school year.
Many districts in the area did not have classes this week because of snow and ice.
Bryant issued a state of emergency which said it may be financially difficult for some districts to meet the 180-day requirement now.
It's not clear how the board will respond to the request.