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Ohio to Vote Today on Additional Calamity Days
HAPPENING TODAY-- A vote on a proposal to add snow days in Ohio.
This unusual winter has forced several local districts to use up all of their Calamity Days.
The State House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would let districts take extra days off due to extreme weather.
Many schools like Huber Heights have used their five allowable Calamity Days. Some districts have used more than ten days.
This winter has been brutal and the safety of the students has been number one, in order to keep students out of the freezing conditions and and to keep busses off the icy roads
Many kids have been spending more time than usual at home.
Some state leaders including Govenor John Kasich are pushing to let some of the schools off the hook for some the days missed. The proposal would let districts take up to four additional days off. The extra snow days would be on a one time basis this year.
Huber Heights took a few extra steps already to make sure students dont fall behind in the classroom. After missing several days of class the school was aprroved to use blizzard bags.
Blizzard bags allows the students to take home work or pull up assignments online to compensate for days missed.
Another legislative proposal would excuse high school seniors from make-up days that fall after their graduation ceremonies.
The vote on the legislation will take place in The State House later today.
If it is approved it would then go to the Ohio Senate.
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