Michigan House committee approves snow day exemption bill

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 13:02:26-04

(WXYZ) — Some snow day relief could soon be on the way to school districts in Michigan.

On Tuesday, the House Education Committee approved legislation that would give some schools a pass on having to make up days.

The bill would relax the laws that require districts to add days to the school year if they use up all their snow days.

The new legislation would exclude days that were canceled during a state of emergency. Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency during the final three days of January because of the record breaking cold.