Bay City school board trustees approved an extension of the current school year by five days on Monday, April 8.

The year, which had been scheduled to end June 7, will now run until June 14. June 7, which had been a half day, will now become a full day. June 14 will be a half day.

Superintendent Stephen Bigelow explained the move stemmed from a lack of action by state lawmakers to excuse extra days off resulting from a lengthy stretch of extreme winter weather.