Northeast Ohio schools: Snow days pile up

LAGRANGE -- Keystone Schools have used all five of their calamity days, so will the cold and wind chills force them to take another Wednesday?

Superintendent Jay Arbaugh says he is in contact with other Lorain County Superintendents to see what they plan to do Wednesday morning with very cold weather projected.

"We are already talking and the weather is on all of our minds," says Arbaugh.

If they go over the five days allotted, they may have to extend their school year to makeup for those days. Next school year, it will be based on hours instead, so that could eliminate makeup days for many school districts.

"The main thing is safety with kids waiting for buses and walking to school in these temperatures," says Arbaugh.

The Ohio Department of Education also contacted school districts, saying there might be a way this year to makeup the missed days with online courses, even if the districts didn't sign up at the beginning of the year.


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