Created on Monday, 10 February 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal would let high school seniors be excused from certain school days their district must make up because of weather-related closures.
Under the Senate bill, districts could let seniors skip the make-up days if they are slated to occur after their scheduled graduation ceremonies. The bill, which was introduced last week, would only apply to the current school year.
Many schools have exhausted their five allowable days off for snow or bad weather, meaning they have to extend the school year with makeup days.
Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has advocated for adding extra calamity days on a one-time basis because of this season's severe weather.
A House proposal would let school districts take up to four additional weather-related days off this year. It's cleared a House panel.