The Brighton Area Schools has already had the maximum number of snow days it can have without having to make up any more days off. Due to a snowstorm that dumped up to eight inches of snow in some areas, school was called off in Brighton last Friday.

Unfortunately, it was the district’s sixth snow day and the state only allows six days in which school is cancelled due to inclement weather. There is a process where the state school superintendent can waive having to add additional school days, but that’s extremely rare, and there must be extenuating circumstances. If there are any more snow days, Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray tells WHMI he would have to meet with the teachers’ union, since it is part of the contract, as to how and when to make up the lost classroom time.

Gray says the district always takes a conservative approach when it comes to the decision on whether to cancel classes for the day since children’s safety is paramount. There shouldn’t be any need to make that decision anytime soon, however. There is no snow in the next 10-day forecast, which calls for high temperatures ranging from the upper 30’s to low 50’s. (TT/JK)