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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Democratic Representative Andy Schor presented a new bill to make it easier for Michigan schools to move to a year-round schedule.
The bill would create a $10 million fund available to at-risk school districts who would change over to all-year schedules. Because older buildings lack the resources to keep the classrooms cool over the summer, the money would be spent to renovate proper ventilation and air conditioning.
The bill would not change the mandated 175 days throughout the year, but would instead spread out the time off more evenly.
In a release, Schor said, "It is well-known and proven that students lose what they have learned in the three months that they are away from school in the summer. It takes at least a month or two (September and October) for students to regain what they lose over the summer, which means that 30 to 60 of our mandated 175 days are used for catch-up and not learning new material. Add to that the fact that at-risk children don't have the availability or ability to attend educational camps in the summer, and that makes a recipe for failure and low-performing schools."
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