The Reynoldsburg Board of Education approved several dates last week that could be used as make-up days if classes are cancelled this winter because of bad weather.

The Reynoldsburg Board of Education approved several dates last week that could be used as make-up days if classes are cancelled this winter because of bad weather.

Most of the district's five allowed "calamity days" were used after the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through central Ohio on Sept. 14, causing widespread power outages that continued for nearly a week.

All of the district's schools were closed for at least three days; the high school was closed for four days.

Superintendent Steve Dackin told the board of education at its Oct. 21 meeting that because of the unique situation that presents itself this year, there is a real possibility that the district could exceed its allotted five calamity days.

"Anything that is in excess of five school days must be made up under current law and I have no reason to believe there will be any relief coming necessarily from the state legislature," Dackin said. "So it's necessary for us to adopt and approve possible make-up days."

The first two dates Dackin recommended as make-up days are Friday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Feb. 16. They will only be used if the district's remaining calamity days are used prior to those dates.

If the five calamity days have not been used prior to those dates, the next make-up dates will be Monday, April 13, and Saturday, April 18.

Other make-up days would be June 5, 8 and 9.

Although the district is not required to announce them at this time, Dackin also suggested that April 5 and 10, June 4, 7, and 8 be make-up days for the 2009-2010 school year.

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