HONOLULU (WKOW) -- The state with the shortest school year could get more and longer school days.
The state's legislature will consider a proposal to lengthen days when the session opens Wednesday.
Furloughs slashed this school year and next by 17 days, and lawmakers are trying to "beef up" the school year to prevent budget cuts and union negotiations from reducing learning time.
There are no minimum requirements for the number of instructional days or hours in Hawaii currently.
Through May of 2011, the island schools will only have 163 annual school days, while many school districts in Wisconsin have 180-days.