Some School Districts Getting Closer to New Guidelines
Summer break is getting a little shorter for many students in Michigan. A new state mandate is forcing some schools to add a week of class time this upcoming year.
According to WILX-TV 10, the state is requiring schools to have at least 180 days of instruction time. Most districts are either adding days at the end of the year or getting a waiver from the state to start before Labor Day.
Some districts are closer to the new guideline like Holt which only has to add 1 day, but Lansing schools are looking at up to 7 additional days.
The Department of Education is on board with the longer school year. It's hoping the more time kids spend in class the less chance they'll fall into the summer slide.