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Calamity days bill due for votes

Calamity days bill due for votes

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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.

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