Eye on Education

Lawmakers Finally Agree on Extra Calamity Days for Schools

After weeks of debate, a joint committee has finally developed a bill that resolves the dispute over giving Ohio schools more snow days. The compromise gives districts four extra days after they’ve exhausted all of their allotted calamity and four of their contingency days. Teachers would not be required to report to work on those extra calamity days. The Columbus Dispatch reports the bill is expected to get approval from both the House and the Senate on Wednesday.

School districts will have to use four of their contingency days before getting an additional four calamity days that do not need to be made up under a bill approved today by a joint conference committee.

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