Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 28, 2014 11:42 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Current legislation allows Ohio school districts to miss five days of scheduled classes due to snow, power failures or other calamities. Given the recent frigid and snowy weather, local schools have met or exceeded the five-day limit.

Centerburg, for example, used Day 5 on Monday. Three additional days can be made up through online instruction.

“We applied for the online calamity day waiver through the Ohio Department of Education,” said Superintendent Mike Hebenthal. “It was approved, so if we need three more days they are done online. Students can go to the school website and click on ‘sites’ on the top right hand corner and see the teacher’s Google site and do the assignments. Any days beyond these three online days will be made up at the end of the school year.”

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