The Central Local School Board met on Friday to decide how to make up the remaining days that were missed this winter due to weather.
With 11 school days to make up, the district has obtained three blizzard bags from the state.
For those who may be wondering what that means, blizzard bags contain a day’s worth of school work, to be completed over a two-week span. A day of school will be made up for every blizzard bag turned in.
The first of the blizzard bags, representing Jan. 10, is due March 26, with the second bag due April 9 and the third April 23.
The blizzard bag policy comes after the district reports that it has already used up all of it’s five calamity days, which it doesn’t have to make up.
Unless we get hit with another late-winter or early spring storm, Central Local Schools only have one more day that will need to be made up after the blizzard bag days. That day is now set for May 29th.
Previously, the board of education had entertained the option of adding 30 minutes per day onto the school schedule to make up for some of the days, but they decided to forgo it as they felt it wouldn’t be advantageous.