Plymouth-Canton Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Wind Chill

Plymouth-Canton Schools will be closed Wednesday due to the snowstorm that has left behind a record-breaking deep freeze in the United States.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will be closed again Wednesday due to freezing temperatures.

All community education programs and co-curricular activities have been cancelled. 

In Plymouth-Canton, Wednesday will be the third day classes have been canceled since students were supposed to return from their winter break. 

Kate Dietrich, Plymouth-Canton Schools Director of Communications, said that the district allows for six days each year for snow or "act of God" type events.

Districts with more than six cancelations, can add days to the end of the school calendar or add minutes to days to make up the time.

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. 

Check back with Plymouth-Canton Patch as more information is released.


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