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Governor to give Ohio schools more snow days

By admin Published: April 13, 2011

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: Gov. John Kasich plans Wednesday to sign a bill to give Ohio schools a two-day increase in their annual snow days. The legislation would apply to the current school year.

A relentless winter had led many schools to use up their current allotment of three calamity days, meaning they would have to make up any further time lost due to weather.

School districts previously had five days but lost two under former Gov. Ted Strickland.

The Ohio House had balked at certain Senate changes to the bill, which had temporarily stalled it. But the Senate voted last week to remove its revisions, including a requirement that school districts provide transportation to students of charter schools during make-up days. That move allowed the measure to be sent to Kasich.



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