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State grants snow day waiver to APS

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on May 15, 2018 – 12:56 amNo Comment

The Michigan Department of Education has granted a waiver of three snow days to Alpena Public Schools.

Michigan law allows districts to count six days or equivalent hours of “forgiven” time toward school year requirements when classes are canceled due to reasons such as bad weather, sickness outbreaks, and infrastructure problems.

A record amount of snow in April forced APS to use an additional 3 snow days, taking the total for the season to 9.

With the approval of the state waiver, APS does not have to make up those 3 snow days.  However, the school district has made some adjustments to the end of year calendar.  The last day of classes will be June 12.  The remainder of the changes can be viewed below.

According to Michigan law, school districts are required to offer at least 180 days and 1,098 hours of instruction per school year.


May 25 – No school
May 28 – No School (Memorial Day holiday)
May 29-June 1 – Full days
June 4-8 – Full days
June 11 – Half Day a.m. (Early dismissal)
June 12 – Half Day a.m. (Early dismissal)

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