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MCE applies for snow day waiver, talks PFAS test results

February 22, 2019 GMT

CUSTER — Mason County Eastern schools has applied for a three-day waiver from the office of State Superintendent Sheila Alles to help make up for the number of snow days the district has taken this winter.

MCE Superintendent Paul Shoup updated the board of education about the district’s status regarding cancellations allowable under the Michigan public school code on Monday at the high school, noting that days would be made up at the end of the year if necessary.

“We will wait for a response (from the state superintendent) before adjusting the school calendar,” Shoup said. “If additional days of instruction need to be made up it will occur at the end of the school year.”

The district has currently used 11 snow days, six of which are forgivable.

With the decision to apply for the snow day waiver, MCE joins other area districts, including Ludington Area Schools and Mason County Central Schools, in attempting to prevent the district from having to extend the school year by more than two days.

Read the full story in Thursday’s Ludington Daily News print or e-Edition.