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Oregon stacks up 15 calamity days

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Each snow day comes with a price, and Oregon schools now has 15. Oregon Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera made the call to cancel school at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

"We knew for sure we would have a 2 hour delay, but you know you hold out hope. You thought the warmer temperatures after midnight ...but then the wind kicked up."

The roads were a big factor many of them were covered in snow, and underneath that, a sheet of ice.

Like many other Ohio Districts, Oregon is still waiting on the state to decide how many additional calamity days Ohio schools will get.  The plan is to add school days to the end of the year.

"The way it stands, if they give us four days, we will have four days to make up," Riviera says. "If they give us three, they will have five days to make up. We had two additional days built into our calendar."

Dr. Rivera says this winter has been frustrating on teachers and staff especially hourly workers. They've lost wages during calamity days, though they will recoup the money at the end of the school year.  Students have also lost a lot of vital time in the classroom.

"We are going to get the job done. We have a committed group of teachers and we love our students, and we are going to make it happen."

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