Shorter school year and other W.V. education bills move

West Virginia students could see the number of instructional days they receive each school year reduced from 180 to 170 under House Bill 2433, which is being considered by the House of Delegates.

County boards of education also would be banned from starting classes before Sept. 1 or ending them after May 31, although schools operating on “balanced,” often called year-round, calendars would be exempt.

The legislation would keep the mandate on school boards that workers must have an “employment term” of at least 200 days per school year. Yet the bill wouldn’t specifically require the “noninstructional” days per school year to increase from 20 to 30.


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