Ohio School Boards Want Decision From Lawmakers On Calamity Days


School boards need a decision - that's the word from the head of the state school board association.

Ohio School Board Association President Damon Asbury says districts can't go forward with their planning until the legislature acts.

The House passed a bill containing four additional calamity days over a month ago, but the senate didn't agree.

While lawmakers continue to debate, Asbury says the clock is ticking.
“They need to have some clarity and some decision and then they'll have to make up days.  I think most districts will be looking at either shortening spring break, adding time on to each day, or going later in June,” he said.

Asbury says many families and staff have already made their spring break plans and a disruption of those could cause some districts problems.

Lawmakers are not expected to hold votes next week, so we're looking at March 12 as the earliest this will be resolved.