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Lawmakers, governor ask for districts to get exemption because of weather

Governor Phil Bryant and some state representatives are asking the Mississippi Board of Education to exempt school districts from a state requirement because of winter weather.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 8:23 PM
Updated: Jan. 20, 2018 9:58 AM

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.

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