Michigan Schools Could Be Faced with Adding Extra Hours
School districts across Michigan that have been closed this week in response to the extreme cold conditions are getting closer to running out of allowable missed days.
According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, under Michigan law, school districts are allowed six canceled days due to conditions beyond their control.
That includes severe storms, fire power outages, or other health issues. Schools can request an extra three days from the state superintendent once the original six days are used up.
Now, Michigan schools could be faced with adding school hours or days to make up the time. Michigan K-12 districts must provide 180 days of instruction to students every year.