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Trenton and Grosse Ile Public Schools Closed Wednesday

All Grosse Ile and Trenton public schools will be closed again Wednesday due to inclement weather.

Updated: 1/9/14  9:49 a.m. -- adds correction

Grosse Ile and Trenton Public Schools will be closed again Wednesday due to freezing temperatures.

Today will be the third day classes have been canceled since students were supposed to return from their winter break. 

Grosse Ile Police said several residents around the island reported their vehicles getting stuck in the snow.

“If cars are getting stuck, we’re not going to send the school buses out.” 

By law, Michigan school districts are required to provide 1,098 hours of instruction over the course of at least 170 days. 

Previously, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation allowing schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in the summer.

According to Public Act 29 of 2013, school districts that weren't open at least 170 days could continue receiving state funding, as long as they still met the 1,098-hour minimum, which meant school districts that had more than six snow days could hold longer days for the remainder of the school year instead of adding days.

The law only applied only to the 2012-2013 school year. It would take another act of the legislature for such flexibility to be available during the 2013-2014 school year. 

Both cities issued snow emergencies Sunday that remain in effect.

Check back with Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch as more information is released.

andrew.thurlow@patch.com

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