As Michigan braces for record cold in the next few days, school districts will be faced with a tough decision:  Whether or not to cancel school because of the cold.

Governor Whitmer has declared a State of Emergency in Michigan as wind chills may dip into the -30 and -40-degree range Tuesday (1/29), Wednesday, and Thursday night.

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for Genesee County (and most of Southeast Michigan) from 6 pm tonight (1/29) through 11 am tomorrow.

But does that automatically mean schools will be closed? The answer is no.

Fox 17 spoke with school officials on Michigan's west side on how they decide whether or not to cancel school.