70
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      Elk Rapids schools announce plan for dealing with snow days

      Elk Rapids Schools has announced its plan for dealing with the extra snow days.

      Elk Rapids Schools has announced its plan for dealing with the extra snow days.

      According to a letter sent to parents and staff, the school system has had to cancel school on 10 occasions this year due to weather.

      The State of Michigan forgives six weather days, the letter states, meaning the school needs to make up four days.

      A survey was sent out to parents, the letter claims, and found March 28 to be considered to hold school, but because the district could not find enough substitute positions to cover staff, that day was not included.

      The district says the parent survey overwhelmingly indicated that parents support the idea of having school on Good Friday.

      The district has now decided to hold school on April 18, April 21, June 5, and June 6.

      Because there is still the possibility for additional snow days through March and April, any additional days will be added on during the week of June 9.

      The schools also made it clear the Mill Creek Elementary has two additional days that were cancelled because of heating issues. A plan is not in place for dealing with those extra days yet.