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Ohio schools adjust to new snow day rules

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It may be in the mid-eighties and hard to think about winter, but as Ohio students head back to school, administrators are working to adjust to new snow day rules.

Ohio schools no longer have a set number of snow days. Under a new rule, school schedules will be based on minimum hours of instruction instead of minimum days.

Austintown Schools Superintendent Vince Colaluca appeared on WFMJ Weekend Today to discuss the change and how it will affect the decision to close schools.

"The most important thing is the safety of students and staff and that's when we make that decision. And we do that in collaboration with our transportation department, the Austintown Police Department and we talk with other superintendents in the area and we listen to your TV channel," Colaluca said

Colaluca says the plan allows the districts to have more flexibility when it comes to making up school days throughout the year.

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