Pre-Labor Day Start Virtual Public Hearing

Section 1284b of the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1284b) prohibits public schools from scheduling instruction on or before Labor Day. However, the legislation also provides the State Superintendent with sole authority to issue a waiver from this requirement if it is determined that the school or program is a bona fide year-round school or program established for educational purposes.
When a Labor Day waiver is requested, Section 160 of the State School Aid Act {MCL 388.1760) requires the district to conduct a joint public hearing at a location within the district or intermediate school district. A joint public hearing must take place before the Labor Day waiver can be approved. The local school board is not required to attend the hearing; however, it is encouraged board participation where possible.
The Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the Labor Day Waiver Application. The meeting will take place virtually at the Board of Education,18530 Prospect Street, Melvindale, MI 48122. Please feel free to join this meeting by phone by dialing ‪(US) +1 504-517-5783‬, then enter PIN: ‪291 202 131‬# when prompted. For more information please visit our district website: ‬‬