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Cyber days could soon replace snow days in Pennsylvania

July 08, 2019 06:47 PM

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that will allow students to have "Cyber School Days" instead of snow days in many districts. 

The bill writes a three-year pilot program into law to let all school districts participate in the flexible instruction day program.

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Under the law, students do not physically attend school. Rather, they must get and complete lessons at home so that a flexible instruction day counts toward the 180 days of instruction currently required annually.

The law caps a school's flexible instructional days at five a year.

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