The Ohio legislature may give school districts up to four more calamity days because many districts have already used all of theirs. Northeast Ohio schools have had to close because of the extreme cold, and we aren't even out of January.
Gov. John Kasich has asked legislators to help districts with more calamity days -- so they don't have to make up the days at the end of the year.
We found parents and teachers concerned about how prepared kids will be for state testing, which begins in March. We asked the governor's office about concerns over testing.
"Naturally, the tests are a concern, but less of a concern than millions of Ohio kids being sent off to school during a polar vortex; kid safety was our primary motivation in announcing this yesterday," we were told.
The legislature is fast-tracking the proposal, but we don't know when it will be voted on yet.