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State House Rep. from Manton wants to reform snow day policy for schools

A State House Republican from Manton says she's working on a policy fix for the current snow day issue affecting schools across Michigan.

 

Current law requires schools to hold 180 school days and 1,098 classroom hours each year to receive state funding.

 

Michele Hoitenga’s proposal would allow schools to choose between the two, rather than mandating they meet both requirements.

 

Hoitenga says “Schools should never be put in a situation where they must sacrifice the safety of their students to ensure funding from the state.”

 

The representative spoke with superintendents throughout the district to weigh every option; this plan being one of them.

 

Hoitenga said she would like to see a change like this be retroactive to ensure schools maintain current funding for the 2018-19 school year.

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