Teachers will upload online makeup assignments if the Olentangy Local School District sees too many snow days during the 2012-13 school year.

Teachers will upload online makeup assignments if the Olentangy Local School District sees too many snow days during the 2012-13 school year.

At its Aug. 9 meeting, the school board approved a plan to allow students to complete extra homework assignments if the district exceeds the five calamity days allowed by the state.

A similar plan first was implemented last year, but so far the district hasn't had a chance to take it for a test run. The mild winter of 2011-12 produced little snow and no snow days.

"We had the plan in place, but Mother Nature was good to us," said Technology Coordinator Chris Deis.

Previously, the district was obligated to schedule extra days of school if it took too many days off, shortening scheduled breaks.

But under the new policy, technology will allow students to make up work missed during the sixth, seventh and eighth snow days. After that, extra school days must be scheduled. No makeup work is necessary during the first five snow days.

If they are needed, the extra assignments will be posted on the district's website, ranging from practice problems for math class to a supplementary writing prompt for English class. Students would have two full weeks to complete the assignments and turn them in.