Michigan is giving school districts more flexibility in making up for snow days this academic year.
Districts that had scheduled more than the required 174 days of school can now hold just that number if they still meet the required 1,098 hours per school year. Schools that exceeded the six cancelled days allowed under state law may not need makeup days.
Schools that need to add more days to the end of the school year can receive state funding as long as they have 60 percent of students in attendance on those days. That's down from the regular 75 percent attendance requirement.
Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation allowing for the changes after record snowfall and harsh temperatures this past winter.