Legislation that would give Pennsylvania's school districts more flexibility in making up snow days has been approved by the state Senate.
Senate Bill 1281, which passed the chamber unanimously Wednesday, would allow districts to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than a daily basis.
The measure would also permit schools to hold class one Saturday per month, if needed.
The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Jake Corman, said his legislation would give districts the flexibility to meet the state's instructional requirement.
Corman said his proposal mirrors legislation passed in 1996 as the result of flooding in the northwestern part of the state.
The bill is now headed to the state House for consideration.