Michigan won’t count online learning as school days – yet
The Michigan Department of Education says online learning will NOT count as classroom time while school is out due to the coronavirus crisis.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has cancelled classes though April fifth, and that order could be extended. That leaves school officials, parents, and students wondering what that means for the balance of the school year.
The state’s decision means schools could have to scramble to make up days, even if that interrupts summer plans.
Don Wotruba with the Michigan Association of School Boards says it was the right decision – for now.
“Nothing’s an easy decision from here on out. But some of them may become necessary decisions.”
But Governor Whitmer said at a news conference that she’s “dismayed” by this decision.