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.
- Lawmakers, governor ask for districts to get exemption because of weather
- California governor signs bills limiting vaccine exemptions
- District attorney to run for Mississippi governor
- Presley alerts churches of sales tax exemption on utility bills
- Amid measles outbreak, New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines
- CDF chief to ask for tariff exemption to help local furniture industry
- Lee County School District sets weather make-up days
- Tupelo school district seeks to become 'District of Innovation'
- Governor and lieutenant governor call for teacher pay raise
- Republicans pick Reeves for governor