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Dec. 10, 2012MO

School Bill

Currently, Missouri requires districts to decide whether students should attend school on a 4 or 5-day-a-week basis.

But Republican Representative Lyle Rowland has introduced a bill that would allow school districts to set the length of their school years in the number of hours spent in the classroom, instead of days.

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Rowland says school districts might be able to save money on utility costs by being open fewer days each year.