Cold pushes Ohio schools near max on calamity days

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Various Ohio schools have canceled classes amid another round of extreme cold this week, pushing some past the limit of days they're permitted to miss without having to schedule makeup days.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports most schools in its area of southwest Ohio have reached the maximum of five calamity days.

More than 15 schools missed at least six days due to weather concerns. Those schools would likely have to make up some classes later, unless the state Legislature waives that requirement.

In Centerville, school Superintendent Thomas Henderson says this winter has been rough but officials must do what's best for students and staff. He says that was the idea when the district opted to use its fifth calamity day Tuesday while dealing with an inconveniently timed snowfall.