Muskegon Area Matters
Senate Democrats warmed up to forgiving schools for extra snow days taken during a state emergency after freezing the bill in an attempt to add compensation for hourly employees who lost work days.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed into law a one-year delay on scheduled teacher evaluation change that would have based 40 percent of a teacher’s rating on student growth.
A day after Senate Democrats unexpectedly threw up a roadblock on the bill to forgive school districts for snow days during this year’s state emergency, the House sent it back for another run.
Michigan Democrats on Tuesday unanimously voted for a bill granting automatic snow day forgiveness to school districts due to the state’s cold emergency, but then executed a procedural move to render it moot.
Michigan school districts that called class during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration this winter wouldn’t have to make up those days this summer under legislation that passed the House Wednesday.