According to the Lansing State Journal, officials in at least four school districts, Haslett, Waverly, Okemos and Williamston have requested permission from the state to start school before Labor Day this fall.

Doing so requires approval from the Michigan Department of Education, as state law has prohibited schools from doing so since the 2006-07 school year.

School officials must request a waiver from the state and explain the benefit to starting before Labor day.  Above picture provided by Getty Images.