Longest Winter Break Ever? Anchor Bay and L'Anse Creuse Schools Cancel Again

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Students in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township will get another day off from school Wednesday. (Patch file photo)
Students in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township will get another day off from school Wednesday. (Patch file photo)

This year’s holiday break may go into the record books as one of the longest for students in

the L'Anse Creuse and Anchor Bay public schools, which is canceling classes again Wednesday because of bitterly cold wind chill values and continued hazardous road conditions.

Students haven’t been in school since Dec. 20.

Recently, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation allowing schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in the summer.

Michigan school districts are required to provide 1,098 hours of instruction over the course of at least 170 days, Harting said.

According to Public Act 29 of 2013, school districts that weren't open at least 170 days can continue receiving state funding, as long as they still meet the 1,098-hour minimum. That means school districts that had more than six snow days this year can hold longer days for the remainder of the school year instead of adding days.

The new law only applies to the current school year.

(Patch Local Editor Andrew Thurlow contributed to this report.)


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Maximus Max January 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM
So Anchor Bay Schools has 22 days in a row off for "winter break", and back less than 2 weeks they get another day off. Just put school on the inter web and be done with it. Why even heat the buildings...


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