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Calamity days bill hits a snag

February 27, 2014

COLUMBUS — State lawmakers disagreed Wednesday over how many additional calamity days to give Ohio schools off this year because of the winter’s hazardous weather, and how districts can make up the......

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Feb-27-14 4:41 PM

Teachers are sucking the lifeblood out of the education system. Outrageous benefit cost trump a child’s education every time

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Feb-27-14 4:22 PM

Class times are too short; school days are too few; too many excuses (meaningless holidays, in service days, athletic tournament days, calamity days, etc.) are employed to keep the students out of the learning process. America continues to slip behind the balance of the developed world in time spent in a classroom environment. We need 50 minutes in the classroom 5 to 7 classes per day depending upon each student's ability and a minimum of 196 school days per year for our youth to compete in a global society.

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Feb-27-14 1:37 PM

RiverRat, do you really believe what you just said? Maybe you ought to re-read your comment. If they didn't go to school, gas was not spent, food was not spent, teachers aides etc. would have already gotten paid OR their pay would not have been spent. Who cares about graduation schedules, parents vacations, employee vacations?

I think before you accuse people of "hate", maybe you should look the word up and figure out what it means. "Teacher hating high horse", now that's hilarious.

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Feb-27-14 9:07 AM

living - all county schools have buses in route with children in them at 6:00 am, and some before. When it started getting icy at 6:45 what were they supposed to do with the kids already on the bus if they called a delay?

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Feb-27-14 9:05 AM

concernedpatriot - secretaries, bus drivers, lunch personnel, teacher's aides, (this would be added days of service for them)

Utilities, gas for buses, food for lunch and breakfast...

Graduation schedules, parents' vacation schedules, employee vacations...

Get off your teaching hating high horse.

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Feb-27-14 8:12 AM

It seems that with the scheduled "delays", teacher "in-Service Days" that are extended 3 day weekends, that the children aren't in school long enough anyway. Weather will always be a factor. Those making decisions to call off or delay often seem to make no sense. Why was there a delay yesterday? Should have been one on Tuesday-yet nothing. Now they need more time? Yeah, I don't think so.

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Feb-27-14 7:40 AM

Question, is this about students learning or teachers getting paid. If adding school days at the end of the year "can "wreak havoc" with schedules and school budgets" as the gov. stated, tell me how that can happen if the teachers don't get paid for those days (because they were already paid for them).

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