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Question of the Day

Should the state extend schools' calamity days or should the missed days be made up in the summer?


Comment: They should hold school year round and hv 2-3 week breaks between the 9-week grading periods. Schedule can include off periods in Jan/Feb. from Bellbrook, OH by C

Comment: It's not the school fault that we are having bad winter. Why should are kids suffer? from Dayton Ohio by April

Comment: Yes for winters like this one when the weather is really bad. They should make up the days on Sat. instead of the summer. from greenville ohio by dawn

Comment: Yes. They did it back in 78 with the blizzard. There is no reason why they can't do it now. It's not the kid's fault that mother nature and father winter are upset. from Springfield, Ohio by Stella

Comment: students already suffer from losing school days. they shouldnt lose their summer as well. from xenia by dustin

Comment: Yes they should and also move Ohio testing days too from Urbana, Oh by Brooke

Comment: kids all ready have a short enough summer as it and they cant help this was a unually winter of alot of snow and cold weather. from xenia ohio by judy

Comment: It's not just snow that should keep kids from missing school. Let's not forget fog and sub- zero temps that kids are having to walk in. A delay just isn't enough at times. As a mother, the best interest of my child comes first and he will miss school if I deem it necessary. from Greenville, Ohio by Amy

Comment: kids all ready have a short enough summer as it and they cant help this was a unually winter of alot of snow and cold weather. from xenia ohio by judy

Comment: Education is important! Either make up the days or extend the school day. from Somewhere, Michigan by Susan

Comment: It Is No Ones Fault,, This Would Cut Into Family Time And Vacations. They Need More 5 Days A Year. The Last Few Weeks Of School Are Not Spent Doing A Lot Of Learning Any way. from ohio by Dee

Comment: Not the kids fault we have had all this bad weather. Making up days in the summer wouldn't do any good, you have summer school and other things going on shortly after the scheduled last day of school. Besides it messes up graduation, too. from New Lebanon, OH by Carl

Comment: I feel with how this winter has been the state should extend schools' calamity days for this school you, many school officials are putting kids in danger on these below zero days by having school due to no more calamity days available, some kids have to walk for 10-15 minutes to get to bus stops in certain cities and you can get frostbite within 10 minutes. I just feel it is unsafe. from Brookville, Ohio by Danielle

Comment: The kids will be forced to come in during dangerous weather to keep from having to make up during the summer from Kettering, Ohio

Comment: It's been a terrible winter and we shouldn't have to be punished for the bad weather. from Rossburg, Ohio by Brooke

Comment: As much as I love them being in school and not home to eat everything in the fridge and mess up the house, I hate them having to be out in the freezing temps, ice and snow.....being in this weather is only going to make them sick and in the end they will be out of school from sickness. from Miamisburg, OH by Amanda


Comment: Hardest hit winter . I feel schools go on days they shouldn't and put kids at risk over the 5 days . from EAton/ ohio by Dawn

Comment: When I went to school at the first hint of snow we were handed a packet of papers to do if we were out of school. Some classes we had to do a report. We missed 2weeks + in the the blizzard of '78. It's called winter. Prepare for it from Eaton ohio by Dee

Comment: Schools already have make up days built into there calendars. Extend only if they have used those days plus e-days. from Brookville, Ohio by Ann

Comment: We have been having one crazy winter and I think that the state should give more calamity days so that the schools will take the kids safety into account before making them go to school on days that are too cold or snowy just so they don't have to extend the school year! from Verona, OH by Patty

Comment: It's been an extremely harsh winter - not the norm. from Arcanum, Ohio by Janet

Comment: I dont think the kids should be punished by missing there summer due to mother nature from Bellefontaine,oh by coriene

Comment: It's been an extremely harsh winter - not the norm. from Arcanum, Ohio by Janet

Comment: I dont think the kids should be punished by missing there summer due to mother nature from Bellefontaine,oh by coriene

Comment: The students need every day for a complete education. from Dayton, OH by James

Comment: The students need every day for a complete education. from Dayton, OH by James

Comment: I think schools should put safety of the children first. from Union City Ohio by Karen

Comment: 5 days just are not enough for the safety of our kids.The ones that has to walk to school are a bought froze when they get there. from Sidney,Ohio by Nancy

Comment: NO MAKEUP!!!!! from Miamisburg Ohio by chery allen

Comment: It doesn't matter how many days they miss they have to pass the ogt tests to graduate from Lakeview Ohio by Jane

Comment: Yes we need more days. Dayton Public Schools will not close and our children have to walk or ride the RTA it's horrible for them when temps are below zero. from Dayton oh by eva

Comment: I am a student and I will not be making up days during MY SUMMER!! from new lebanon ohio by Kayla

Comment: The weather in Ohio is so unpredictable, 5 is just not enough. from Kettering, Ohio by Megan

Comment: So what if kids and teachers have to go to school into June? They go to school to be taught and to learn! Everyone else works in June!!! from Ohio by Diane

Comment: Can not help what mother nature sends us.. One winter is mild the other one may be crazy. from Miamisburg, Ohio by Lucinda

Comment: Extending would take the thought off of money, but if making it up is necessary, it's better than kids out in the cold. from Xenia, Ohio by Angie

Comment: Extending the school day into the summer is not productive. Just physically being at school does not mean learning is going on. I think it would be better to extend the school day by an hour or half hour each day. from Springfield Ohio by Roxie Bartley

Comment: Ho about they just do away with a few of the "in-service days" which are ridiculous..... from New Carlisle, OH by Keli

Comment: School starts too early in August to end later in June from Ohio 9qxvpmt by joanne

Comment: For those of us in year round districts I think allowing the extra days make sense. We already start our school year the second week of July. Not all winters are going to be the same. This winter has been extreme to say the least. Snow days are not being abused but being utilized to protect our children. Not everyone is fortunate enough to ride a bus or have a parent drop them off. from West Carrollton, OH by Brandi

Comment: Its not the kid's fault it snows n the weather us really cold...its un fair 2 the kids thy gotta lose part of there summer days due 2 the weather... from dayton oh by amanda

Comment: They should have to make up because they didn't need to take off every time they did from ohio by Mia

Comment: Backpack the homework and give them a certain number of days to get the make-up work completed. from Piqua/OHIO by Darla

Comment: I think the State should extend the calamity days for at least 2 days. It has been such a horrible winter and it would assist school officials and parents. Respectfilly yours, from versailles, ohio by carolyn

Comment: We have made days up before and they are such a waste of time. Report cards are already done so it's actually just play days and movies and such. It also costs the district extra money they don't have to pay overtime. from West Carrollton Ohio by Sheila

Comment: Yes we need more days. Dayton Public Schools will not close and our children have to walk or ride the RTA it's horrible for them when temps are below zero. from Dayton oh by eva

Comment: Making up the days would effect many who seek summer work and add additional costs to schools already financially burdened. Why make days in June after the Ohio testing? Students, teachers, and parents really need to step it up to ensure the kids get the most out of the rest of the school year. Be supportive. from Greenville Ohio by Maggie

Comment: Of course! We live in Ohio and we have lots of winter!! from West Carrollton OH by Karla

Comment: As it is now the teachers have enough days off. from lakeview ohio by brian

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