Several Metro Detroit school districts exceed limit of acceptable snow days

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 18:12:26-05

(WXYZ) — Many local districts say they’re either running out or have completely run out of snow days.

Each school district is allotted 6 days per year.

While Chippewa Valley school district and Walled Lake Public Schools are at 7 days, Detroit Public Schools says they're at about 8 days. Lake Orion says today's snow day was number 11.

The state will allow for schools to petition for a waiver, for three additional days, without any impact to breaks or any make up days needed.

At this point, no district that 7 Action News spoke with had filed for the waiver.

They said they wanted to wait until the end of the snow/winter season to make a determination on what to do, based on how many snow days were used.

If any school district is denied the waiver, it will have to come up with a Plan B of how to make up the hours missed. If the school district is approved for the waiver, it still may not cover all the extra snow days that were taken. In that case, schools will also have to consider where and how to add in the extra hours.