The Michigan School Year Just Got A Little Bit Longer
Michigan students can plan on spending a few extra days in the classroom next year thanks to a mandate from the state.
For the last three years, students in Michigan have been required to spend 175 days in class. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, schools will be required to provide at least 180 days of class.
The increase will put Michigan in line with most other school districts across the country according to the Detroit News.
There has been quite a bit of talk in Michigan lately about switching over to a year round style, but not everyone is on board. In fact, many people are upset about the five extra days that will be added next year.
Some districts are opting to include more half days in place of full days off, to increase the hours without increasing the length of the year.
Do you think that Michigan kids should be going to school longer in the summer?