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 utilize their contingency plans or use online lessons for up to three days. To utilize the online option, schools must submit a plan to ODE on or before July 31, 2012.
BASA has created a model resolution for use in obtaining local board and teacher sign-off on your district plan. Click here and find the link under Hot Topic to access BASA's sample resolution.
For information concerning contingency plans and reporting allowable calamity days, click here.
Plans, as well as questions regarding this topic should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Mike Hubbell (614) 644-2636