Rep. Green Announces House Approval Of Additional Calamity Days
Schools may also use teacher work days
February 20, 2014
 
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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt Orab) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation to increase the number of calamity days that school districts are allocated for the 2013-2014 school year.


House Bill 416 would allow two additional calamity days, as well as allow for two additional professional development days for teachers that may count toward the required minimum number of school days. Schools are currently allotted five calamity days for the year, with school districts making up days beyond the fifth.


“Due to the extreme, ongoing weather conditions we have been experiencing, I believe it was absolutely necessary for us to extend the calamity days in an effort to maintain reasonableness in our school calendar,” said Representative Green.


In addition to calamity days, schools already have the ability to make up three days through the use of “blizzard bags,” which are lesson plans and teaching materials prepared in advance of inclement weather. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, schools will be switching from a measurement of days to hours for minimum instruction time.


House Bill 416 will now be under consideration by the Ohio Senate.

 
 
 
  
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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 66th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/GreenConstituentSurvey