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Ohio stalls bill to increase calamity days to nine
Batchelder cites concern about missed work

Jo Ingles
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The Ohio House has delayed passage of a bill extending the number of calamity days for Ohio schools from five to nine. Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder says his caucus had too many questions.

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"A lot of people had not heard from their superintendents about this.  We do require a certain number of days in school. So then the question is when do you make that up?" 

The president of the Ohio Senate, Republican Keith Faber, has been advocating for more time in the classroom in the Senate calamity day bill. The Senate is also considering excusing graduating seniors from make-up days that come after they graduate.

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