Lost schools days must be made up, state super says

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine says nine days lost to a statewide work stoppage must be made up, but how remains a local decision.

Paine spoke to the press Thursday on a conference call and said state law requires the schools to make up the days missed. However, he said school systems have options for how that will happen, and they’ve been instructed to work with students, parents and community members to lessen the impact if possible.

Paine said many school systems will take days away from Spring Break and add some days on to the end of the year. Wood County Schools officials are expected to present several options next week to the Wood County Board of Education.

More details on the state requirements and options will be in Friday’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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