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Senator suggests shift in calendar school year

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 Okla._ A senator from Moore feels he may have found a solution when it comes to debating whether or not to build storm shelters for public schools.


Sen. Anthony Sykes' bill recommends a shift in the school calendar which would keep kids out of school for the month of May altogether. 

The bill has passed through committee and now awaits debate on the senate floor. Sykes' bill would let school districts reformat their school calendars from August 1st through April 30th. 

The effort comes from data at the National Weather Service which revealed from 
1950 to 2011 Cleveland County has been hit by 30 tornadoes in the month of May, almost three times more than any other month.

State testing requirements and facility training all take place during April and May which would make reformatting the calendar difficult.  
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