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Senate panel backs schools' return to 5 calamity days | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 22, 2011, titled Senate panel backs schools' return to 5 calamity days | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Moving quickly to reverse an education initiative of former Gov. Ted Strickland's, a Senate committee yesterday unanimously supported legislation allowing districts to use five calamity days, commonly called snow days, this school year.

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iuogioh

Marysville, OH

#1 Feb 22, 2011
how about until our students quit losing ground in the world marketplace, we adopt a zero calamity day policy and make up any and all days lost. the schools are there and salaries are already paid. is there a valid reason we arent using them more?
Black-Gold

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Feb 22, 2011
Another correction for the mess Strickland left us in. Adding days on at the end of the school year are non productive for both teachers and students. 5 calamity days is much more reasonable than 3, and does not put school administrators in a situation where they have to decide to have school on days where safety needs to be the top priority. Strickland also wanted to extend the school year 20 days, but of course didn't have a clue as to how to pay for this.
missskeptic

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 22, 2011
Classes of the future will be held online instead of in a classroom. Then kids won't need calamity days.
Steve

Hilliard, OH

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Just means five (5) motre paid days off for teachers!

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