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DPS continues under “calamity day makeup” rules until 2017


It’s winter. What about snow days?

As of today (Jan. 26, 2015), DPS has used five snow days – Jan. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 26, 2015.

Although changes to state law now mandate minimum hours of instruction (1,001 hours for grades 7-12 and 910 for K-6), not all districts are immediately affected. Dayton Public Schools is subject to collective bargaining agreements executed prior to July 2014. That means DPS schools will continue under the “minimum days of instruction” rule and will make up any calamity days in excess of five through 2017, when our agreements expire.

The move to hours will eventually give us more instructional time that will reduce our need for make-up days. Until then, a hard winter could result in make-up days for DPS.

The Dayton Board of Education approved five calamity days for the 2014-15 school year at their Jan. 20 meeting: June 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, 2015.

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