Board OKs options to make up calamity days
Any calamity days Dublin City Schools take beyond the state-allowed five may be made up with longer school days.
The Dublin Board of Education last week approved a resolution that will allow the district to make up days by adding 30 minutes onto the end of the school day rather than adding days at the end of the school year.
Superintendent David Axner told board members Aug. 27 the district has five calamity days to use each year, but was given two options to make up days used in excess of the state-allowed number.
"We can create an online program students can log onto" when school is cancelled due to inclement weather, Axner said, or "increase the school day by 30 minutes to make up calamity days."
The district does not usually use its five alloted calamity days, but when it has had to extend the end of the year to make up days, attendance is poor, Axner said.
The district does not have to extend the school day to make up days and can use the planned June 6-12 contingency days, but Axner said approving the resolution would allow the district the option.
"This has to be done now or we won't be able to do it until next year," he said.
In other district news, an amendment to the Win-Win agreement with Columbus City Schools was approved by board members.
District Treasurer Stephen Osborne said Columbus City Schools made some miscalculations in the Win-Win agreement with Dublin and other central Ohio school districts.
Columbus City Schools owes a few districts money, while others -- including Dublin -- were charged less and owe CCS money.
"We've known this was coming," Osborne said. "We've had it budgeted for three years."
Dublin City Schools, as well as South-Western and Hilliard, owe Columbus City Schools $96,170 each.
The district will repay Columbus over the next three years in three payments of $32,056 each.
In other news, the district last week honored a Jerome High School student.
Jin-Seok Yang earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT he took during the last school year.
Jerome High School Assistant Principal Sean Ross said 1.6 million students took the ACT last year and 734 received a perfect score.
"I appreciate the time and effort that goes into an accomplishment like this," he said.
Yang, who is a senior this year, is also taking two classes at Ohio State University, Ross said.