News

Calamity days bill due for votes

Calamity days bill due for votes

Photo: clipart.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State lawmakers are expected to approve a legislative compromise that would give school districts four extra calamity days because of this winter’s extreme weather.

Floor votes in the House and Senate were expected Wednesday on the measure, which gives districts the extra days if they’ve exhausted their five allotted calamity days. They could use the additional days only after holding school on four other scheduled days off, such as on holidays or during vacations.

The measure also allows districts to continue to make up missed days through 30-minute increments tacked onto regularly scheduled school days. They also have the option of using work-at-home “blizzard bags” and online lessons.

Republican Gov. John Kasich backed adding extra snow days and is expected to sign the bill.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Ohio Heating

OhioHeating125

Schedule an appointment today – (614) 863-6666

Featured Events

  • No events
  • News

    in Lifestyle

    Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

    Fresh
    billgates

    The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

    in Lifestyle

    NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

    17-overlay1

    Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

    in Entertainment

    ‘Focus’ reigns supreme at weekend box office

    focus

    Will Smith has whipped "Fifty Shades of Grey" in the box office race.