LIVONIA, Mich. (WWJ) -- Livonia Public Schools released a document Sunday, sharing with the public all the factors that go into calling a snow day.
"Recognizing that our decision to close schools in inclement weather has a large impact on LPS families, we thought it would be helpful to share the factors that go into a weather-related school closing," LPS officials said. "Our goal is to always have school, whenever possible, knowing that students are best served by being in class. However, when Mother Nature throws a curve ball, we must keep staff and student safety as our top priority when making this decision."
As a reminder, LPS says that although the district does its best in the decision-making process, if parents feel as though it is not safe for their child to attend school, they always have the option of keeping their child at home.
The district does not build snow days into the calendar, but the State of Michigan allows up to six days for emergency closings.
As thousands of students across Metro Detroit and all of Michigan wait and hope for a snow day Monday, these are some of the factors that go into the decision.
Check WWJ's school closings page to see if your school is closed on Monday.
As of 7 p.m. Sunday, Livonia had not announced a closure for Monday, but many districts in the area made the preemptive decision.