September 1, 2014

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Burkley: Options for schools in rough winter
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:07 AM


I don’t think a single square inch of the state has been spared this brutal winter. About the time I heard the term “polar vortex” being thrown around, I had a feeling this might not be a typical winter.

While this has caused extra work for the crews tasked with clearing off the roads, it has also raised issues for school districts, many of which used up their allotted number of calamity days early in the year.

As of Feb. 7, approximately one-third of the state’s school districts had used all five of their calamity days. Among the school districts that responded to a survey conducted by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the average number of days used was nine. Some school districts in the 82nd House District have used upwards of 10.