Get ready for a bunch of legal speak that can be simplified down to a couple of sentences.

Parents, teachers and students seem to be chomping at the bit to find out if they will in, fact, be in school longer this year because of the plethora of snow days that were handed down in January.

Finally, we have an answer...sort of. The Michigan House committee passed legislation on Tuesday that would exempt schools from having to make-up days that were missed because of snow. The days in question would be the three days in January when we were under a state of emergency.

Essentially, it would "relax" the current requirements.