-A number of area schools are closed today, some due to illness and others because of slippery roads.
Muskegon Public Schools have many students out sick and they will close Thursday and reopen on Tuesday after their scheduled winter break.
Other area schools that are closed today are mainly in Kalamazoo County, including Kalamazoo Public and Christian schools.
Yesterday was the second student “count day” for the state of Michigan. Students that show up represent money that their public school district will receive from the state. Many districts had students out due to illness.