A new snow day bill for school districts will be introduced. Michigan lawmakers are looking to change the state attendance law to give schools more flexibility in making up missed classes.
State law requires students to be in class for at least 170 days and schools are allowed six missed days before they lose portions of their state aid payments. With so many schools, across the state, having to cancel classes due to the weather... this new bill will make it easier for districts, for the long run, to make up the missed class time, instead of for just one year. Currently, schools have the option of extending the school day rather than adding extra days at the end of the year.