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There is no significant fiscal implication to the State.
School districts would be allowed to earn full day attendance for
students in optional flexible day programs based on 240 minutes of
instruction rather than 360 minutes of instruction. School districts
could experience some cost associated with modifying local flexible
attendance data collection and reporting systems.
This bill affirms the principle of limited government by enabling more school districts to allow students to attend school on a flexible schedule in order to complete outside activities related to careers, such as internships, without suffering a loss in funding from the state. For this reason, we support SB 496.
The second chamber sponsor is Representative Howard.