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W.Va. Board OKs Plan for More Flexible School Days

West Virginia Department of Education

Members of the state Board of Education have approved a pilot program that will give school districts more flexibility in planning their instructional days.

The Charleston Gazette reports that all 55 county school districts may apply for the program.

Education officials say those accepted into the pilot program will be able to extend or shorten the instructional period at one or more of their schools.

They'd also be able to also count out-of-class teaching like students receiving instruction online during a snow day toward their instructional minutes.

Schools in the pilot program will still be required to technically have 180 instructional days as required by state law. However, officials say there won't be a requirement on how long those days are or whether some are held outside the classroom.


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