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Schools consider options after exhausting calamity days

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As we prepare for yet another blast of winter weather, districts are scrambling to come up with plans to make up work. Nearly every school district in the area has used up its allotted number of calamity days.

So what happens now, especially if schools end up cancelling again this week? It depends on where your children attend school. Across the state, schools are given five calamity days each year. Those can be used for everything from fog delays to snow, but, once they're gone, districts have to make up the time.

This year's winter weather and cold snap has been forcing schools to close, and now many of them have multiple days to make up. In rural areas, some schools have more than a week of catching up to do.

Toledo public is using blizzard bags, a mix of take home and online learning that districts can assign to students to make up days, but you can only use that option to make up for three days.

Other changes include taking away holidays. BG schools will now have class on Presidents Day. In Anthony Wayne, the district is considering adding 30 minutes to each school day, though they are still waiting on a final ruling from the state legislature to see exactly how many days schools will be required to make up.

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