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More valley school districts prepare for dwindling calamity days

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Local school districts are making plans to make sure students keep up on their studies as they run out of number of days that schools can call off because of snow or bad weather.

Ohio law allows schools five "calamity" days a year before they must start adding days to the school year.

On Monday, Warren City and Joseph Badger Schools joined other districts by adopting a blizzard bag plan which allows students to complete homework assignments online.

Warren has used the maximum five calamity days allowed by law.  On Monday, Joseph Badger used it's fourth calamity day, and superintendent Dr. David Bair expected to use the district's fifth day on Tuesday.

Governor John Kasich on Monday urged the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Department of Education to work together on legislation providing a one-time increase in the number of calamity days.

Kasich enacted legislation in 2011 increasing the number of calamity days from three to five. The proposed increase would be for the current school year only.

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