If your district is interested in making up calamity days online, you must apply for a waiver this month.
Reminder – plans for makeup of excess calamity days via online lessons due July 31
Schools in Ohio are permitted to use five calamity days for circumstances such as hazardous weather conditions, disease epidemic, damage to school building, inoperability of buses or other equipment necessary to the school’s operation, or temporary conditions making the school building unfit, such as utility failure.
To make up calamity days in excess of five, schools have the option to use their contingency plans or use online lessons for up to three days. To use the online option, schools must submit a plan to ODE on or before July 31, 2012. For more information, including frequently asked questions and a link to Buckeye Association of School Administrators’ model resolution for use in obtaining local board and teacher sign-off on your district plan, click here.