Lisbon students make up calamity day

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LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) — Most students in the Valley got the day off from school Monday for Presidents’ Day.

But in Lisbon, all the recent snow days meant kids there didn’t get the holiday off. The Lisbon Board of Education voted last week to have classes Monday to try and make up for all the missed school.

The district already has had seven calamity days. And the superintendent said whether or not the state adds more, the board decided it was best to be ahead of the game.

“The board is being proactive rather than waiting. Whether there’s additional calamity days granted by the state or not really wasn’t a factor for us. It was all about having students in for time for instruction with a teacher,” said Lisbon Superintendent Donald Thompson.

The state still may choose to add extra calamity days, but the superintendent said to remember winter is not over yet. He said this is the first time in his more than a decade with the district that they have used this many calamity days by Presidents’ Day.

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