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'Snow days' increase for Ohio schools hits snag

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

A bill to give Ohio schools more "snow days" has hit a snag in the state Legislature.

House lawmakers Tuesday did not agree with certain changes the Senate made to the legislation. It's now up to a legislative committee to hash out the differences between the two chambers before the bill can be sent to Gov. John Kasich. He's expected to sign it.

The measure would give schools two more calamity days beyond the three they're currently allowed. School districts used to have five days, but lost two under former Gov. Ted Strickland. Harsh winter weather quickly pushed schools beyond that limit during the current school year.

Lawmakers have taken issue with revisions that would require school districts to provide transportation to students of charter schools during make-up days.

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