State Superintendent Says Missed Strike Days to be Made Up; Spring Break Elimination Listed as Option

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on March 08, 2018 via

UDPDATE: Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Manchin has released proposed school calendar changes for the Board of Education to consider later this month. Click HERE to read the information released at 3:07 p.m. today.
“Those nine days must and will be made up,” the State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine pledged of the school instructional time lost in West Virginia’s public schools during the statewide teacher and school service personnel strike.
School students returned to class this past Wednesday, March 7 after being off on Feb. 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 2, 5, 6. All 55 county superintendents canceled school for the strike’s duration.
“Those nine days were days that school employees were paid and that’s per state code based on the rules of the calendar and so all nine of those days will be made up and all employees will make up those days,” Dr. Steve Paine said.
When it comes to makeup methods, Paine said counties have three basic options:
(1) Replace scheduled spring break days with instructional days.
(2) Use accrued instructional time banked through longer school days.
(3) Utilize available days in June at the end of the school year.
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