Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Marsh to propose waiver for school days missed
Rep. B. J. Marsh, R-Springfield, plans to file a bill which would allow school districts to waive making up days missed due to the ice storm that has closed nearly all southwest Missouri schools.
In today's Springfield News-Leader, Marsh said he would propose forgiving five days for schools in counties that have been declared federal disaster areas.
Springfield schools will be out until next Tuesday at the earliest, while Joplin schools have missed two days this week, in addition to three days missed during the last storm.