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If your school district has maxed out on snow days, your children may not have to make them up after all.

Gov. John Kasich wants to increase the number of days that schools can take off for severe weather.

He wants lawmakers and educators to come together and work out the details.

As it stands now, Ohio allows a total of five calamity days.

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After that, districts can extend the year, extend the school day hours, hold class on Saturdays or use blizzard bags, which are preproduced packets of homework.

But the governor wants to increase the calamity days so school districts won't have to extend budgets and schedules.

Parents have mixed reactions.

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"Education is the future for our kids, and if they miss school and are not having to make up those days then they are missing out on their education," said Thomas Murphy.

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"As a teacher I should keep my comments to myself, but I don't see the benefit of an extension of the school year tacked on to the end of the year," said Alison Mackin.

If the plan is passed into law it would only apply to this year.

The governor says it gives school districts an opportunity to focus on what's most important during severe weather, and that is safety of the students.

Severe weather has forced schools to close across the region.

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