Snow Days

School districts throughout the Miami Valley are working under different rules when it comes to making up snow days.
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The recent weather has forced many school closures and delays. But the rules for how school districts will make up the missed days vary.

All of the nearly 40 public school districts throughout the Miami Valley were closed Tuesday. Most remained closed Wednesday and Thursday as well because of frigid temperatures. This is the second time schools have kept kids at home this winter.

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A quick moving system brought snow to the Miami Valley overnight with some places seeing as much as 3 inches of accumulation. Many area schools are on 2-hour delays this morning, as well as some closures, and several problems have been reported on the roadways. WYSO reports the latest traffic problems every 10 minutes at 91.3 FM.

New Ohio Law Gets Rid of Snow Days

Jul 10, 2013

A new law changes gets rid of snow days for Ohio schools. The change also replaces the minimum number of days in a school year and will instead count hours, depending on grade level.

The Dayton Daily News reports the change will begin with the 2014-2015 school year. Lawmakers say this will give schools more flexibility to make up snow days by adding hours rather than tacking on days to the end of the year.

Ohio's governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home.

Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Governor Ted Strickland reduced the "snow days" from five as a way to ensure more classroom time for Ohio's students.