HARRSIBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- While some states are considering shortening the school week to save money, Pennsylvania is weighing a possible extension.
A bill pending in the state Senate would allow public schools to require students to make up classes on Saturdays.
The legislation applies to school days that are cancelled due to severe weather conditions or an emergency such as a water pipe leak.
The Senate Education Committee this week approved the measure in an effort to strengthen the state's minimum requirement of 180 days of school by June 30th each year.
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