Plan Would Let MI School Districts Have More Flexibility With Schedules

Legislation which would grant districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules has passed a state committee. Sponsor state Representative Daniela Garcia spoke with Michigan News Network about it.

“What this would do is allow our local school districts to remove that from the collective bargaining conversation to make sure that we put our students first so we’re thinking of them as we look to improve academics,” Garcia said.

The Holland Republican says districts have to contend with a number designated days to train, manage and test. She says that’s enough to worry about without schedules complicating matters.