Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law this week:
Am. Sub. HB 416 (Burkley, Hill) requires the Department of Education to waive up to four additional days a school is closed due to a public calamity (such as hazardous weather conditions) for the 2013-2014 school year. This applies to a school district, STEM school, or chartered nonpublic school, as long as the district or school has invoked its contingency plan to make up five unwaived calamity days.
Sub. HB 107 (Baker) authorizes grants for businesses that employ high school students in career exploration internships, equal to 50% of the wages paid to the student intern and up to a $5,000 grant.