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West Virginia local boards to mull strike makeup days

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West Virginia schools Superintendent Steve Paine says the nine days of instructional time lost during the recent teacher strike must be made up.

Paine said Thursday those decisions are up to the 55 county public school systems.

Classes resumed Wednesday following the strike that began Feb. 22.

Paine says at least one county plans to cancel spring break but excuse families with vacation plans. Paine says that's something other counties should consider as well.

Mercer County Schools using Spring Break to make up days missed

Paine says missed class time also can be made up by adding school days in June or using accrued instructional time from longer school days. According to state law, schools cannot be in session past June 30.

Gov. Jim Justice has asked county superintendents to be flexible to meet the required 180 instructional days. He's said students "have suffered enough."

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