Schools with many snow days to avoid makeup days

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will allow schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in June.

The Republican governor signed the bill Thursday. It means that school districts that have more than six snow days this year can have longer days for the rest of the school year instead of adding days at the end of the year.

Snyder says in a statement that the bill will help schools faced with many snow days this year, especially in northern and West Michigan.

Supporters say extra school days in June could be a problem for families that have already scheduled vacations and camps for kids.

Schools will still have to meet the minimum 1,098 hours of instruction.


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