SC Legislature approves bill forgiving snow days

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Legislation allowing South Carolina school boards to forgive up to five days of classes missed during recent snow and ice storms is heading to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk.

The House voted 98-0 on Wednesday to agree to the Senate's changes, providing final legislative approval before Haley receives it.

The measure would waive state law requiring schools to make up all days missed due to extreme weather. Before excusing any, schools must first use up their scheduled makeup days, if any are left in their remaining school year.

By law, districts are supposed to build three makeup days into their calendar in case they're needed.

The measure will become law unless Haley vetoes it. But she has indicated she'd support it since it provides districts an option, not a mandate.

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