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Several county schools max out their allotted snow days

Local - 2/5/2013 5:57 PM by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Several school districts across southern West Virginia have already used up their allotted snow days.

Schools in Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Nicholas and Summers Counties went over the amount of days allotted for inclement weather. And schools in Fayette, Monroe, Raleigh, Tazewell and Wyoming Counties used up all or most of their snow days.

Superintendent Jim Brown of Raleigh County Schools said the focus is on preserving the available instructional time. "We're gonna be very careful as to the times that we are pulling teachers out of classrooms," he said. "Really just making sure the focus is on instruction."

Although regulations vary from county to county, officials for several county schools said they determine any changes that need to be made to their academic calendars after March 1.

And here is the complete list of how many days off each district had due to weather:

Fayette County: 7 days off / Allotted for 8
Greenbrier County: 10 days off / Allotted for 8
Mercer County: 9 days off / Allotted for 6
McDowell County: 9 days off / Allotted for 8
Monroe Couny: 6 days off / Allotted for 6
Nicholas County: 11 days off / Allotted for 8
Raleigh County: 8 days off / Allotted for 8
Summers County: 9 days off / Allotted for 8
Tazewell County: 8 days off
Wyoming County: 6 days off / Allotted for 8

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