Muskegon Heights schools ready for year-round calendar

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon Heights schools are one of four districts in Michigan using state Department of Education grant money to transition to a year-round calendar.

Students and teachers report to class Monday, and school will be in session until June 17th.

It's all an effort to prevent what school officials call summer learning loss.

The state grants paid for $750,000 in building improvements in Muskegon Heights -- mostly to expand air conditioning capabilities at the district's three buildings.

Students will get a four-week summer break and a few one-week breaks throughout the year.

The one-week breaks will have extra opportunities for learning at math and science camps.


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