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Ohio House OKs 4 more calamity days due to weather

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House has approved a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season's extreme weather.
    
A compromise requires teachers to report on two of those days for professional development.
    
The measure approved Wednesday heads next to the Senate.
    
Snow and frigid temperatures has led many districts across Ohio to exhaust their five allowable calamity days. Some have cancelled classes for 10 or more days.
    
Gov. John Kasich has been among those advocating adding extra snow days on a one-time basis this year.
    
Supporters of the extra days say concern about lost days shouldn't outweigh the safety of children.
    
Opponents said schools aren't doing enough to make up the lost days on the weekends or through longer school days.

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