It’s “Back to School Day” for many students


(WLNS) – Summer has officially come to an end for students at many local school districts because the first day of school has arrived.

The state used to enforce a limit requiring summer vacation last until Labor Day but lately more districts are getting waivers to start early.

This helps districts handle the increasing minimum number of instruction days for students.

But for the tourism industry it’s tough and lobbyists were a driving force behind the Labor Day limit.

Among the districts opening their doors today are Okemos, Haslett, Williamston, Leslie, Eaton Rapids and Ovid-Elsie.

Bath opens tomorrow and DeWitt will open on Wednesday.

Some districts are still keeping the Labor Day limit including Lansing, East Lansing, Howell, Holt and Fowlerville.

Schools in Jackson County and Perry started last week.

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