Change the current WV Code §18-5-45 requiring 180 separate instructional days for students to 180 Teaching Days or 990 Teaching Hours.

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Change the current WV Code §18-5-45 requiring 180 separate instructional days for students to 180 Teaching Days or 990 Teaching Hours.

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Sarah Burks started this petition to West Virginia Legislature

Changes in this code would allow individual school districts flexibility in developing school calendars so that inclement weather or other emergencies can be accounted for without extending the school calendar.
Surrounding states already have legislation in place allowing individual school districts this flexibility. Virginia's policy requires 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours, Pennsylvania requires 900 teaching hours for 1st-6th grade and 990 teaching hours for 7th-12th grade, Ohio changed it's policy in 2014 to require a minimum 910 hours for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade and 1,000 hours for students in grades 7-12.
WV needs to get on board with surrounding states and change its current 180 day policy.

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