Hancock County Only Schools Open Friday

Mar 6, 2015

Public schools are closed in all but one West Virginia county due to the recent winter storm.

Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The exception Friday is in Hancock County.

While the temperature dipped to record lows, Hancock County schools Superintendent Sue Smith says the roads were clear and dry, and bus drivers had no trouble getting around Friday morning.

Hancock County missed three days of school earlier this week due to bad weather. With 13 missed days already, the school year isn't scheduled to end until June 16 in order to fulfill the state's minimum mandate of 180 days in the classroom.

Smith says that was a concern because some parents have already made summer vacation plans.

She says officials wanted to get students back into the school setting again.