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Ohio Senate panel OKs increase to 5 snow days for schools

By admin Published: February 23, 2011

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to provide relief to school districts that have run out of "snow days."

A state Senate panel on Tuesday gave its unanimous approval to a bill that would allow schools to miss five days each year for bad weather or other emergencies. That's an increase from the current three calamity days.

Districts used to have five but lost two under former Gov. Ted Strickland. The Columbus Dispatch reports Superintendent Roger Goudy of the Madison Local School District in Lake County told senators Tuesday that the calamity day cutback has been a hardship.

The measure to provide two more snow days faces a vote in the full Senate. If approved, it will move on to the House.

Gov. John Kasich supports more calamity days.

Information from the Columbus Dispatch,



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