Kids May Get 2 Unexpected Days Off from School
District wants to give teachers extra in-service days in February and May
How's this for a student's dream come true? The Strongsville Schools are applying to the state for two "waiver days" this school year -- days where teachers will report to work but kids stay home.
Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba said teachers this year have so many state-mandated initiatives to comply with, they can't possibly finish them all in the two in-service days built into the school year.
So he is applying to the Ohio Department of Education for two "waiver days" that would provide "time for teachers to sit down and work" on the reports, he said.
If they are granted, the district would not need to add any days to the school calendar.
The waiver days also would not impact the five calamity days the district has available for school closings, Ryba said.
The days aren't set in stone yet, but the district is looking at the Friday before President's Day (Feb. 15) and the Friday before Memorial Day (May 24).
Officials said they would let parents know the exact days as soon as possible so they can plan for them.