Calamity Days Rising

by Emily Baird on February 8, 2010 at 5:56 am

Most area students are enjoying a nice day off from school, but the number of calamity days local school districts are using is rising.

Winter has brought some consistent snowfalls, with the biggest of the season arriving last Friday.

Coshocton Schools have the lowest number of calamity days used at one. New Lexington Schools and Newark City Schools are tied at two days a piece. Zanesville City Schools’ and Morgan Local Schools’ students and staff have had four days off. Lastly, Caldwell Schools and Cambridge City Schools have used the most, at seven.

The state of Ohio provides each school district with five calamity days a year. If it were to go over that amount, the school district would have to make up those days.