Michigan snow days

2:10 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Snyder signs bill that allows schools to make up snow days with longer hours

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Several school administrators favored the change after having to call off school for multiple days because of a harsh winter
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed into law legislation allowing school districts that cancelled class multiple times this winter to meet state requirements by extending existing days rather than scheduling makeups.
7:41 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Proposal would give schools flexibility for making up snow days

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Districts are currently allowed six snow days. Some districts in northern Michigan had to take up to 12 this winter
One northern Michigan lawmaker wants local school districts to add extra hours to the school day instead of extending the academic year so excessive "snow days" don't cause some districts to come up short on state-mandated class time.