Snow days will be free days for most Ohio students this school year, despite a state law that could turn some of them into days of online class.
Only a few central Ohio school districts submitted the paperwork that lets them use a 2-year-old law allowing them to hold classes online up to three days a year. Those days would count as full school days.
Schools lobbied for the law so that, once they use up their five so-called “calamity days,” they can avoid adding days to the end of the year.
But this year, only about 120 of Ohio’s 614 districts applied to use the online lessons. That’s 20 more than last school year.