GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Not only do school officials need to request more snow days from the state, they now need to plan for Count Day -- and the possibility that school might get cancelled tomorrow.
Wednesday Feb. 13 is the spring supplemental count day. It's important that students are in school on Count Day, as it ends up directly impacting the funding for the district. For Grand Rapids Public Schools, it counts for 10 percent of the district's funding.
With severe weather in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, Kent ISD say they've received several questions about what to do if schools call a snow day this Wednesday.
Count Day may be cancelled for reasons outside of the school's control and Kent ISD says if that happens, the immediate next day school's in session becomes an alternate count day. If schools cancelled classes on Wednesday, that means Thursday, Feb. 14 will be the alternate count day.
The alternate day will need to be approved by the State Superintendent, and severe weather would be a reason for approval. Kent ISD will submit a combined request for multiple constituent districts for an alternate count day to make it a little easier on everyone.
Leaders at Kent ISD are hoping schools won't have a snow day on Wednesday, but say they are prepared if it occurs.
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