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Snow Days Legislation

It isn’t the law, but the Michigan State Board of Education has adopted a new policy that encourages school districts which have gone over the allotted six snow days, to make up for lost time with full days of instruction instead of just adding minutes to the school day. Current law only says that in order to receive state aid, districts must offer a total of one-thousand and-98 hours per school year, or at least 170 days of school. In the meantime, legislation has been introduced in Lansing to specifically allow school districts to make up those additional days beyond the six allowed by adding minutes onto each day remaining on their school calendars. A better solution, according to the board of education, would be to make them up with full days of student instruction.

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