Cumberland Times-News

July 25, 2013

Mineral schools will open Aug. 15 to accommodate foul weather makeup days

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — Mineral County schools will open Aug. 15, a date that was chosen to accommodate the possibility of up to seven makeup days in the event of bad weather during the school year, according to Superintendent of Schools Rob Woy.

West Virginia schools are required to be in session for 180 days, Woy said. The upcoming school year calendar will allow for a full summer break, even if the seven makeup days are required.

When school begins in 2014, a new state law takes effect that will require all days missed to be made up later in the year, Woy said. At that point, the summer break could be much shorter than in the past.

 In anticipation of the calendar revisions required by the state, the school system wants to ensure a full summer break for this academic year, Woy said.