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Hours adjustment bill on its way to Gov.

A bill revising the number of school term hours for some elementary students is headed to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk.

 

Senators (35-0) and Representatives (69-0) concurred on an amended version of House Bill 1249.

 

The bill includes the fourth and fifth grades in the 875-hours of classroom time already required for kindergarten through third grades. Previously, fourth and fifth graders were required to complete 962.5 hours, which is the number sixth through 12th graders are required to complete each year.

 

An amendment to the bill removed a provision to track “passing time” of students during the school day.

 

ASBSD supports the bill, which Gov. Daugaard will sign or veto.

 

For updates on HB 1249 and other legislation, check the ASBSD Blog and Bill Tracker page.

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