Branch ISD Approves Pre-Labor Day Start For Schools
Friday Jan 20, 2017 4:07pm
Branch County ISD Coldwater, MI
Another educational organization in Michigan has voted that they want to start the 2017-18 school year before Labor Day. During their most recent regular meeting, the Branch Intermediate School District Board of Education voted to have classes start prior to Labor Day. The Michigan Department of Education has granted a three year waiver, starting with the 2017-18 school year, that would allow schools to start before Labor Day instead of after it. In order for classes to start before Labor Day, all of the school districts in Branch County need to vote in favor of the waiver. The Bronson Board of Education voted last week for a pre-Labor Day start. The Coldwater, Quincy and Pansophia Academy Boards now must decide if they are in favor of the earlier start. Branch ISD Superintendent Joe Lopez says that a common calendar still needs to be worked on.