Next year's school year is going to be a little bit longer for Michigan students. According to FOX 2, the Michigan Department of Education is requiring local school districts to comply with a new state mandate. This new mandate will add another week to the year, taking the total number of school days from 175 to 180 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Schools can decide to begin the school year earlier to compensate for the extra five days, however, they would have to "request a waiver to start a week earlier, before Labor Day. Otherwise the extra week would just be tagged onto the end of the year.

Of course, not everyone is crazy about this new mandate. Check out the video below to see you is and isn't in favor of the lengthened school year. What are your feelings on the extra school days? Let me know on Facebook, or in the comments below!

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