Senate vote could change laws regulating public school days

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by Shakara Robinson

MADISON -- The State Senate will vote on a bill Tuesday that could change a law regulating school days for all public schools in the state. 

The new law would eliminate the requirement that schools teach for 180 days or lose state funding, giving public schools the option to extend school days without having to hold class through the summer.

The goal is to help school districts save money.

Milwaukee Public Schools and the Department of Instruction support the idea, and some school officials say scheduling fewer days during winter months would save thousands of dollars in utility costs. 

CBS 58's Marshanna Hester has more.

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