'Year-round' school transition fund proposed in Michigan

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.

Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4982 on Thursday to establish the fund so districts can outfit schools with air conditioning to allow classes to continue during what would normally be summer vacation months.

"The biggest problem, the biggest barrier for districts to going year-round is they have older buildings that don’t have air conditioning," Schor said Friday.

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