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Legislature OKs snow day increase for Ohio schools

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

Ohio schools would see a two-day increase in snow days under a bill being sent to Gov. John Kasich. He's expected to sign it.

The state Senate on Wednesday voted 32-1 to strip changes they had made to the legislation. It was a procedural move that allowed the bill to then go to Kasich.

The vote came a day after House Democrats had balked at certain Senate revisions - including a requirement that school districts provide transportation to students of charter schools during make-up days. That's no longer in the bill.

The legislation would give schools two more calamity days beyond the three they're currently allowed each year. Harsh winter weather quickly pushed schools beyond that limit this season.

The bill would apply to the current school year.

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