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Northville Students Return to School (Finally!)

The extended winter break is officially over Thursday.

Northville Students Return to School (Finally!)
Originally published Jan. 8

Northville Public Schools  canceled classes this week for three consecutive days because of the extreme cold and unsafe road conditions. 

Thursday's high in Northville is expected to be near 22 degrees, with wind chill values as low as -2. However, the extended winter break couldn't last forever and all schools will be open Thursday. 

By state rules, Michigan school districts are required to provide 1,098 hours of instruction over the course of at least 170 days. 

Previously, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation allowing schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in the summer.

According to Public Act 29 of 2013, school districts that weren't open at least 170 days could continue receiving state funding, as long as they still met the 1,098-hour minimum, which meant school districts that had more than six snow days could hold longer days for the remainder of the school year instead of adding days.

The law only applied only to the 2012-2013 school year. It would take another act of the legislature for such flexibility to be available during the 2013-2014 school year. 

Editor's note: This article was updated to include a correction to the information on Public Act 29 of 2013.

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