COLUMBIA - School boards around South Carolina will be able to decide whether to hold make up days for five additional snow days due to this winter's storms that cancelled school across the state.
The S.C. House of Representatives passed the measure 98-0 on Wednesday and the state Senate has already passed it.
Schools must be in session on their three planned make-up snow days before adding any additional make-up days. State law mandates a certain number of school days per school year, so the Legislature often takes up the issue in years when bad weather or other circumstances cause a lot of cancelled school days.
The resolution still needs a signature from Gov. Nikki Haley before it is enacted.