Six Oakland County school districts and one charter school have received waivers from the state to begin classes before Labor Day, part of a record number of Michigan schools that want to bypass the state’s ban on going back early.
But local parents need not worry that their relaxed summer schedules are about to be cut short. Some of the school districts that asked for and received waivers don’t intend to use them this year.
Others are bringing children back to school early for a variety of reasons.
Statewide, at least 99 public school districts and charter schools, along with 24 intermediate school districts, received waivers from the Michigan Department of Education that release them from a 17-year-old requirement to begin school after the holiday.