W.V. House committee passes bill to make school calendar changes

February 22, 2019 | MetroNews

Calling it the “landmark” legislation of this legislative session, members of the House of Delegates Education Committee passed a bill Thursday morning making major changes to the public school calendar when it comes to when students start and end school.

The bill, HB 2433, was originally drafted to mandate the school year for students take place between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The committee amended to make it date specific. The bill would now require the school year in all counties to take place between Sept. 1 and May 31. The school year currently begins in early to mid-August for most counties.

The bill does not change the other dates in code when it comes to when teachers report to prepare for the school year and those employees with longer contracts.

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