Leniency for disasters

BATON ROUGE — House Bill 20, a constitutional amendment by Rep. Ed Price, D-Gonzales, that would give schools adversely affected by a natural disaster some potential leeway with state requirements unanimously passed the House Wednesday and moved to the Senate.

The bill provides leniency — beginning this school year — to any public school unable to complete the instructional time and days of attendance mandated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) because of a natural disaster.

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