Could snow days become a thing of the past?

That could be the case in Minnesota if a new bill becomes law.

KSTP-TV says under the bill, electronic-learning days would count as actual days of instruction on the school calendar.

"Instead of just sitting at home, students would work from home, communicating with teachers online or on the phone.

"The plan would include accommodations for those without internet or digital device access."

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa says, "It would allow schools to use up to five e-learning days, or five snow days as e-learning days, anytime throughout the year at the discretion of the school board,"

KSTP reports at least two metro school districts have tried out e-learning days recently.

[KSTP-TV]