Bad Weather Days Add Up
This has been the craziest winter that I can remember unless you go way back in time to the 70’s. A few major snow storms that we all remember not to mention snow days where you could spend hours sledding with your friends. Well, here we are in 2014 with many school hours to make up because of too many snow days! Mid-Michigan school districts are studying their calendars to figure out where they can make up snow days. The Board of Education issued a policy statement encouraging whole makeup days instead of adding time to existing school days. Michigan law requires school districts to offer at least 1,098 hours of instruction this year. Districts must provide a minimum of 170 days or the number of days offered in 2009-10, whichever is greater. Districts can have six snow days without making up time.