(A) Annually, prior to the first day of September, the board of education of each city, local, and exempted village school district shall adopt a resolution specifying a contingency plan under which the district's students will make up days on which it was necessary to close schools for any of the reasons specified in division (B) of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code, if any such days must be made up in order to comply with the requirements of sections 3313.48, 3313.481, and 3317.01 of the Revised Code. The plan shall provide for making up at least five school days. The plan may provide for making up some or all of the days a school is closed by increasing the length of other school days in the manner authorized in division (B) of this section. No resolution adopted pursuant to this division shall conflict with any collective bargaining agreement into which a board has entered pursuant to Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code and that is in effect in the district.
(B) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the contingency plan it adopts under division (A) of this section, if a school district closes or evacuates any school building for any of the reasons specified in division (B) of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code, or as a result of a bomb threat or any other report of an alleged or impending explosion, and if, as a result of the closing or evacuation, the school district would be unable to meet the requirements of sections 3313.48, 3313.481, and 3317.01 of the Revised Code regarding the number of days schools must be open for instruction or the requirements of the state minimum standards for the school day that are established by the department of education regarding the number of hours there must be in the school day, the school district may increase the length of one or more other school days for the school that was closed or evacuated, in increments of one-half hour, to make up the number of hours or days that the school building in question was so closed or evacuated for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of those sections.
A school district that makes up, as described in this division, all of the hours or days that its school buildings were closed or evacuated for any of the reasons identified in this division shall be deemed to have complied with the requirements of sections 3313.48, 3313.481, and 3317.01 of the Revised Code regarding the number of days schools must be open for instruction and the requirements of the state minimum standards regarding the number of hours there must be in the school day.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.12,HB 36, §1, eff. 4/13/2011.
Effective Date: 07-22-1998; 2007 HB142 03-24-2008