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School year extended by one day to May 29

Published: April 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Streetsboro school students will face one more "Blizzard Bag" and one additional day of school this year, announced the district in a letter posted on the district's website.

"Districts have been granted five excused days; that has not changed what the new legislation [signed last week by Gov. John Kasich] states, is that districts must make up four days (days six through nine) before being granted four additional days" that don't need to be made up, states the letter.

Days six through nine can be made up by up to three "Blizzard Bag" days, in which students get a day's worth of homework in lieu of school work, or by extending the school year. "Blizzard Bag" days can be made up retroactively.

The district, which has tallied nine snow days this year, has used two of its three "Blizzard Bag" days and will add one more. The work will be assigned on April 10 and be due April 24, according to the letter.

Because that still leaves one day that must be paid back, the district will extend classes by one day at the end of the school year. May 29 rather than May 28 is now the district's last day of school, according to the letter.

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