Kasich Calls for Extra Snow Days for Ohio Schools

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Gov. John Kasich is urging the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Department of Education to pass legislation for a one-time increase in the number of days that schools can take off because of snow or bad weather.

Kasich said the increase of just a few days is needed since so many Ohio schools have used, or are close to using, their five allowable “calamity” days.

Ohio law allows schools five “calamity” days a year before they must start adding days to the school year.

The proposed increase would be for the current school year only.

In 2011, Kasich enacted legislation that increased the number of calamity days from three to five.

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