Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >>
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County.More >>
A hostage situation at the trumbull county jail is over.More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Dr. Romules Durant, superintendent for Toledo Public Schools, held a press conference Wednesday morning to introduce the district's plan to make up school days lost due to inclement weather.
As of Wednesday, TPS has used eight calamity days, which is three more than the state currently permits school districts to use without making up the time.
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The strategy that TPS has developed allows students to make up the calamity days, per the Ohio Department of Education's Waiver Request. In early April, TPS will distribute "Blizzard Bags" that will include enrichment material or new material for students to complete. Students must complete the work in order to be marked as in attendance for the days that have been missed.
"So we will be looking at putting a framework together to ensure that it is rigorous, aligned to the standards, and that it is meaningful work. We have lost three days instruction. We want students to be able to continue that education process," said Jim Gault, transformational leader in charge of curriculum.
The plan is to give students take-home work to be completed over spring break. The work would be determined by teachers and distributed through a variety of options, including online and old-fashion paper and pencil.
Additionally, TPS is considering placing teachers in buildings during the break to answers questions students may have on the work assigned. A teacher hotline students could call for help may also be created.
"Many of the local superintendents, as well as the state superintendents, have put in waivers and requests, in regards to wanting forgiveness on those days. But more importantly, understanding that we want to be proactive in the means that if legislation does not pass through, that we weren't just sitting on our hands, and that we had an action plan in place and ready to move forward," explained Durant.
Copies of the take-home assignments will be distributed to all students with information posted to the district's website. One TPS board member said if students do not complete the work, it would be counted as an unexcused absence.
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:02:41 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - "This is something that you couldn't even imagine in your wildest imaginations, nightmares that something like this would ever happen, especially in a community this small," a closeMore >>
Kathy Netherland was a proud mother of two daughters who were described as great students by fellow teachers.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:48:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two people were injured during a shooting in a downtown Louisville apartment complex. According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments,More >>
According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments, located on South 8th Street.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:27:00 GMT
BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A tattoo shop owner was taken into custody after officers said he used the business as a cover to sell narcotics. According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff'sMore >>
According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's office, the owner of Ink-a-holix, located on North Buckman Street, was arrested Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:23:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes upMore >>
It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes up for sale Thursday and you can name your own price.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:07:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Investigations are underway at a pair of Kentuckiana doctors offices. Physicians Primary Care facilities in Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY are being investigated after agents serveMore >>
One of the physicians involved in Wednesday's raid of two Kentuckiana doctor's offices had his license restricted last year for writing improper prescriptions.More >>
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