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Wed January 22, 2014
Many Factors Determine School Closings And Delays
Most school districts in central Ohio today are holding regular sessions while some opted for a two-hour delay.
Under Ohio law, districts can take up to 5 so-called "calamity days" for inclement weather or dangerous situations within buildings. If they take more than that number, they have to tack on extra hours or extra days of instruction at the end of the year. Columbus City Schools superintendent Dan Good says there are a lot of criteria to consider before making that call.
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, the state requirements will begin counting the hours of classroom instruction, rather than the number of days in the school year, which will make it easier for districts to compensate for calamity days.