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Northville Schools Closed Wednesday for Wind Chill, Icy Roads

This is the district's third consecutive snow day.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
Originally published Jan. 7

Northville Public Schools will be closed again Wednesday due to freezing temperatures and unsafe roads.

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

In Northville, Wednesday will be the third day classes have been canceled since students were scheduled to return from their winter break. 

"While temperatures are anticipated to be closer to zero degrees with less wind, road conditions remain a concern.  Officials anticipate that salt will be more effective by midday on Wednesday," the district's website reads.  

Classes are expected to resume 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. 

Check back with Northville Patch as more information is released.

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

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