With the extreme weather continuing, area school districts are having to make additional plans to make up days, but districts say graduation will not be affected at this point.
Tiffin City Schools Superintendent Vicki Wheatley said graduation is still on the same day.
As for students who have to take the Ohio Achievement Assessments, Wheatley said the state has a two-week window, with week one for testing and the second week for those who have to make up the test. Students are to take the test during their scheduled make-up week, Wheatley said.
Mohawk Local Schools has been closed eight days and has made up one so far.
"We are making sure that students are meeting the requirements by the state," said Mohawk Superintendent Ken Ratliff. "There is to be no change in the graduation date. We are not there yet."
Ratliff said the snow days can interfere with how students perform on tests and are missing instructional days. He said Mohawk has an after-school intervention program that has allowed students to come in to work and study while school was not in session.
Gov. John Kaisch and the state legislature proposed a measure that could increase the number of calamity days from five to nine.
According to the Ohio Department of Education, this is the last year 175 days are to be required for schools to be in session. Beginning next year, schools will be in session for a minimum number of hours, depending on the grade level.
Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village Schools has used nine calamity days so far this year.
"We are just waiting to see what the state decides," said Clyde Superintendent David Stubblebine. "We will not know what happens in the future, but as of right now, graduation will not be affected."
Stubblebine said the district has days that can used to make up class work online.
So far this year, Lakota Local Schools have used 12 calamity days. Superintendent Jon Detwiler sent out a letter to parents explaining how the district is to make up the seven days.
Detwiler said three days are to be counted using the "Blizzard Bag Program." One day is to be made up Feb. 17 and two days to be made up over spring break, April 17 and 21. The last day to be made up is at the end of the year, June. 3, he said.
"If we receive more days (from the state), we would eliminate the June make-up day and decide if we can reinstate the two days during spring break," Detwiler said in the letter.