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Back To School? Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year

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A student walks between classes at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning Wednesday, March 30, 2021. The school, like other schools nationwide, has made extra efforts to keep kids at risk of dropping out engaged as classes went virtual due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some Ohio lawmakers are proposing that high schoolers should get a do-over after their pandemic-troubled school year, even if they qualified to graduate.

New legislation in the Senate would give students who just finished their senior year a chance to re-enroll in 12th grade this fall to take the same classes and get another round of eligibility for sports.

A separate bill in the House would set up a program in which high schoolers could seek to repeat or supplement the courses they took and pursue additional eligibility for athletics.

Similar flexibility is being offered for students in Kentucky and considered by lawmakers in Pennsylvania.

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