This school year, Ohio schools will say goodbye to calamity days

Change should give schools more flexibility

Ohio's latest attempt at giving educators flexibility to innovate rolls out this fall when schools do away with snow days and count required time in school by the hour instead of the day.

Last year's harsh winter forced many school districts to extend their school years or eliminate scheduled off days to make up for all of the snow days – technically called calamity days by Ohio.

But beginning this fall, calamity days are history.

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