10/11/2013 8:47 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The state Board of Education approved a new policy that allows county school boards more flexibility when they develop school calendars.
The policy required counties to develop a calendar that guaranteed at least 180 days of instruction and forced them to make up for school days canceled because of inclement weather. Board members said in the past counties were required to schedule 180 days, but school cancellations didn't have to be made up.
The policy effect is expected to go into effect in 2014.