Toledo Public Schools won't extend school year

Blizzard bags, longer days to make up class time missed this winter


Toledo Public Schools has finalized its plan to make up days missed because of snow and cold, and the plan does not include a longer school year.

Superintendent Romules Durant said TPS students' last day will still be June 6, despite the district missing 13 days because of inclement weather. Students will receive take-home work — called blizzard bags — during spring break to make up some of the missed time.

TPS high schools will be opened between 9 and 11 a.m. on April 16 and 17, with teachers available to provide students assistance with the work. The United Way, Boys and Girls Club, library system, and the YMCA will also have space or programs available to help students with the work.

To make up additional time, TPS will add 30 minutes to the school day between April 25 and May 2 for elementary students, with 15 minutes at the beginning of the day, and 15 minutes added to the end. High School students will attend school on June 5, which had previously been scheduled as a teacher work day.