Calamity Days in Columbus

by Maureen McCabe on January 29, 2009

Today is the last “calamity day” Columbus has available? The Columbus Ohio School district… Some Central Ohio school districts have already reached their limit of “calamity days” or exceeded their limit of “calamity days”?

Watching the TV news last night, I believe that was the story…

The term “calamity day” in and of itself amuses me. I don’t want to sound old but I grew up with “snow days.” The old “back in my day we walked five miles in the snow, uphill all the way to school” would make me sound crotchety and it was probably only two miles and it was downhill… and we got driven to school a lot of the time… but I digress. The word “calamity” sounds funny to me. Or overly dramatic.

According to Merriam-Webster Online Calamity means:

“1 : a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
2 : a disastrous event marked by great loss and lasting distress and suffering

Many Central Ohio schools were out for a few days (or more) back in September because of the windstorm. Calamity days may be just the right word. The September windstorm in Central Ohio, the remnants of Ike was pretty dramatic.

hmmmm said Monday that the Columbus School District had already used up all of it’s “calamity days” Districts Running Low on Calamity Days says:

“Columbus City Schools don’t have any calamity days left, so students will make up their days at the end of the school year.”

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1 Jason January 31, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Hi. I found your blog through twitter and think its great. I am also a blogger from Columbus.

2 Maureen McCabe February 1, 2009 at 08:11 am

Thanks for stopping by to say hi

Politics scary stuff!!!!

Jason’s blog is linked to his name

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