The Mars Area School District is asking the state legislature to be allowed to provide an at-home alternative for days missed due to weather.
The Mars Area School Board approved a resolution during a meeting on Tuesday night supporting the enactment of legislation that would modify Flexible Instructional Days into law.
A pilot program started in 2014 allowing for some districts, including Seneca Valley, to provide online at-home instruction for students in place of a snow make-up day is set to expire at the end of the current school year.
According to Mars Superintendent Dr. Wes Shipley, Mars has the infrastructure in place that would allow them to offer flexible instructional days now if that was permitted. The Mars Teachers Association is also in favor of this option.
Shipley said he has been in contact with local lawmakers to let them know of his support for a law along those lines. Shipley also said the district has had to push back the last day of school due to more than six snow days being used three times in the past ten years.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network