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Haley signs bill forgiving snow days

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Friday signed a bill Friday giving the power to local school districts to decide whether or not to make up school days students missed because of inclement weather.

The joint resolution states that "the governing body of any school district of this state may waive up to five school days missed by students attending schools and charter schools due to inclement weather during the 2010-2011 school year from the make-up requirement that full school days missed due to inclement weather."

The days are also waived for students participating in home school programs approved by the district board of trustees of the district in which the student resides.

In some areas, school districts in South Carolina were forced to cancel classes for up to a week because of snow and ice in January.

Some districts have scheduled makeup days on teacher work days, Memorial Day and even Saturdays.

The General Assembly passed the joint resolution in February and Governor Haley signed the bill Friday. It's now up to district officials to decide what to do with their calendars for the rest of the school year. 

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