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Majority of Wisconsin school districts request teaching hours waiver

MADISON, WI (AP) -- Nearly 60% of school districts in Wisconsin have asked the state Department of Public Instruction to waive its requirement on a set number of instructional hours due to the coronavirus.

The department has received waiver requests from 248 of the state's 421 school districts.

COVID-19 canceled in-person classes beginning March 18 for the remainder of the school year.

The State Journal reports DPI requires a minimum number of annual instructional hours:

  • 437 for Kindergarten
  • 1,050 for Grades 1 through 6
  • 1,137 for Grades 7 through 12.

Districts have until the end of the academic year on June 30 to apply for a waiver.

Associated Press

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