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Kasich Wants Return to 5 Ohio Snow Days

Ohio's governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home.

Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Governor Ted Strickland reduced the "snow days" from five as a way to ensure more classroom time for Ohio's students.

Kasich tells the Dayton Daily News he wants to switch back to five calamity days after he takes office, noting that Ohio has a climate that includes "bad weather."

After using three calamity days, schools must make up other days when classes are canceled by scheduling school during what would normally be vacation breaks.