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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs snow day forgiveness legislation

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation today [FRI] that says Michigan schools don't have to make up as many as four snow days that occurred during an Arctic deep freeze in January and February.

“When weather is extreme and dangerous, we have to be mindful and take action and be nimble.  And that is what this is all about, giving districts the ability to do that.”

State law forgives districts from making up six days that have been canceled for emergencies, and schools can get a waiver from the state superintendent for three additional days.

Many districts have already reached or exceeded nine snow days.