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Despite missing so many days of school due to the April 27th storms, the end of the school year is here for students in North Alabama. That's because earlier this month the state legislature approved—and Governor Bentley signed into law—a bill that allowed school systems to make up the missed days either by adjusting the number of instructional hours in future school days or excusing the missed days altogether. This allowed the State Superintendent of Education to grant a waiver to excuse days due to extraordinary circumstances. These actions by our state government make perfect sense. They protect a school employee's pay if days are missed due to a disaster and give students and their families one less burden as the recovery continues. It's a law the shows the state's support for the outstanding educators of Alabama and the students they teach. And it's an injection of common sense at a time when families are in need of relief. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?
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