Yesterday, Governor Kasich signed the Calamity Day Bill which provided additional calamity days to Ohio school districts. With the signing of the bill, the Galion City School District Contingency Plan goes into effect. The Board of Education acted on the revised contingency plan last Thursday. The contingency plan creates a revised calendar for the Galion City School District. In this revised calendar, the Galion City School District will be making up 2 calamity days at the end of the school year. Therefore, the last day of school for students will be Monday, June 2nd. If we have additional calamity days this spring, the make-up days will be added to the end of the school year. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Here is the mathematical breakdown of the Galion City School District's Calamity Day Contingency Plan:
16 Calamity Days
5 Calamity Days that do not have to be made up (original state law)
3 Blizzard Bag Days
2 Added School Days (Presidents' Day, April 21st)
4 Additional Calamity Days that do not have to be made up (new provision to state law)
*2 Remaining Make-up Days (May 30th, June 2nd)
*Special Provision for High School Seniors: Seniors at Galion High School will only have to make up one calamity day, due to a special provision in the new law. The new provision states that once seniors participate in their graduation ceremony, they do not have to make up additional calamity days. Therefore, since the Galion Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 30th, our seniors will finish their school careers on the 30th.
If you have any questions about the Galion Contingency Plan, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your attention to this important message!
Mark J. Stefanik
Galion City School District