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Students from Racine Unified board a bus to go to Martin Luther King Day events. (PHOTO BY: Keith Kohlmann)

Wisconsin public schools would no longer be required to have students attend 180 days of school under a proposed bill in the Senate Education Committee, according to a story in the Journal Sentinel.

The committee is expected to consider the legislation on Tuesday. But it would still require student to attend school for a specific number of hours.

Under the provisions of the bill, public schools that provide year-round school to get state funding for interim sessions and lab periods.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.