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Oregon board approves plan to make up calamity days

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After a record breaking winter many local school districts are developing and approving plans to make up all of those snow days.

"We want a little bit more time with the kids," Oregon superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera said.  "17 days is a lot of instructional time lost."

Tuesday, the school board approved a plan to help make it up.

"What we're looking to do is add a half hour to the school day for the high schools, junior high and middle school," Dr. Rivera said.  "We're going to add it to the end of the day."

The same goes for the elementary schools.

The only difference is, students will come in 15 minutes earlier and leave 15 minutes later.

Even with this plan in place, students will still be in class two days longer than expected, provided Mother Nature cooperates the rest of the year.

"We many have fog or other issues that may require us to close but then that would require us to add another day," Dr. Rivera said.

Oregon isn't alone.

Districts across Ohio are going through the same process.

For example, Perrysburg will send students home with Blizzard Bags over spring break to make up lost time.

In Sylvania, school leaders are looking at a number of different options.

"We're working through it right now," Dr. Brad Rieger, Superintendent Sylvania schools said.

An official plan hasn't been approved yet, but adding days to the end of the year, getting rid of professional development days and late starts and extending the school day are all on the table.

"It's a blended approach and we're just getting peoples feedback and hopefully next week we'll have a plan," Dr. Rieger said.

Oregon's plan takes affect Tuesday March 25th.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Clay
7:40 a.m to 2:40 p.m. -- Fassett Junior High
7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.  Eisenhower
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. -- Coy, Jerusalem, and Starr Elementary

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