WV schools superintendent says schools will have to make up 9 days lost in teacher walkout

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Board of Education says public schools will have to make up 9 instructional days lost during the statewide teacher walkout, which ended with a 5% teacher pay raise deal on Tuesday night.

State Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine said school employees were already paid for those 9 days, per their contract, and state law requires that students and teachers be in class for 180 days each school year.

In addition to those 9 days, some school districts have as many as 6 Snow Days that also must be made up before the end of the school year.

State law allows school to continue through June 30 each year.

Paine says it's up to each school district to decide how to make up those lost days, but suggested three ideas:

1. Schools can eliminate Spring Break to add instructional days.
2. Schools can make up additional instructional time through longer school days.
3. Schools can use available days in June at the end of the school year.

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