Columbus – Today, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) introduced legislation to increase the number of school calamity days in response to recent severe winter weather conditions across Ohio.  Senate Bill 269 would add three calamity days to the current limit of five.
“Ohio has experienced particularly harsh weather this winter which has caused many schools within my district and across Ohio, to use or exceed their five excused calamity days already this year,” stated Senator Brown. “The need to make up multiple school days causes scheduling, budgetary, and other concerns for school administrators, teachers, and families alike.”
Senate Bill 269 would provide similar additional options for community schools which are already on a minimum hour scheduling structure. 
“Although classroom hours remain important, it is crucial that we allow school administrators to focus on safety as districts across the state continue to deal with extreme winter conditions,” added Senator Brown.
The bill has an emergency clause to make it effective for the current school year.


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