According to the Associated Press, a record number of school districts in Michigan are bypassing the state's 11 year ban on starting school before Labor day and opening their doors to students in August.

More than 120 school districts across the state have received waivers from the Michigan Department of education that release them from the requirement to start school after the late summer holiday.

Education Department spokesman Bill DiSessa said the number of waivers has increased partly due to the steady growth in the number of districts offering Early/Middle College programs.