Ohio House passes bill to add snow days

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill to waive a few snow days this school year.

If the bill passes the Ohio Senate and is signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, schools will be able to waive two additional snow days on top of the five they’re typically allotted every year.

Schools would also be able to make up for excess days by adding half-hour increments onto school days, according to House Bill 416.

The bill gives districts the opportunity to schedule two additional in-service days that may have been canceled to make up snow days.

If signed into law, school districts will be permitted to delay the return of elementary level state achievement testing results, according to the bill.

Kasich has said that he would support waiving a few excess snow days this school year and several state senators have also expressed support to waive days.

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