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Monroe Public Schools has canceled school 15 times so far this
school year because of weather. All those snow days have forced the district to
extend the school year.
The state of Michigan allows schools 6 snow days each year.
The district has exceeded that allowance by 9.
District leaders have decided to make up the days by adding
extra school days to the end of the school year. As of now, classes will
continue through June 18 in Monroe.
"By announcing the extended date now, we are hoping that
we'll get the word to our district families early enough that they will not
plan their vacations while we still have to have school in session," said
Monroe Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Martin. "We understand the
required school-year extension may impact summer plans by our families and
employees but we need to make these days up and maintain our regular student
attendance while doing it."
The district also approved the following changes to meet the
- Wednesday, May 21, which was to have been no school for
students due to a teacher-in-service day, now will be a half-day for students.
- Monday, June 9 through Monday, June 16, will be added to
the schedule full days of school.
- Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 18, will be added to
the schedule as half days of school for the students with teacher records in