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Bill would let schools test all-year class

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Represent-attires has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class schedules to see if shorter vacations improve learning.

The bill faces two more floor debates in the House.

The proposal would give school districts the option of adopting a school year calendar with vacation breaks of no longer than three weeks.

Supporters of the bill say lack of a long summer break would help better prepare Wyoming students for the world economy and note the year-round school calendar would be voluntary.

Opponents question the $3 million appropriation for the bill and argue the year-round schooling would impede on summer activities and job opportunities for students whose families might need the income.

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