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.

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