Ohio Schools Officially Given 4 More Calamity Days

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After a brutal winter, Ohio students won’t have to make up four extra snow days at the end of the school year.

Surrounded by elementary school students, Gov. John Kasich signed the calamity days bill into law. This means that Ohio schools are allowed four extra weather emergency days without cutting into summer break.

The calamity days only apply to this year, due to the unusually brutal winter.

Kasich signed the bill with numerous pens, one for each letter of his name, to save souvenirs for the students.

If schools go over the added four days, the new law will allow them to make that time up in 30-minute increments at the end of the day.

Caleigh Bourgeois is a fellow in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau. Follow her on Twitter @caleighreports.