Technology could eliminate snow days in Illinois

Snow days could become a thing of the past for Illinois school districts.

If Gov. Bruce Rauner signs House Bill 2781 a pilot program will be created to replace snow days and other canceled days with electronic instruction. Those lessons would eliminated the need to use an emergency day that is tacked on to the end of the school year. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Mike Fortner.

The pilot program would be implemented in up to three school districts, which may include one elementary or unit district, through the 2017-18 school year. The state superintendent of education would select the districts.

Once the pilot program ends, legislators will decide on a statewide program to eliminate snow days. Read more in the Daily-Journal.