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W.Va. House Rejects Attempt To Push Back Start of School Year

January 29th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

 A bill that would have pushed back the start of the public school year in West Virginia was rejected in the House of Delegates on Wednesday over concerns about maintaining scheduling flexibility, including letting students have time off for deer hunting season.

After significant debate, the bill was rejected on a 50-47 vote. Three delegates were absent. A similar bill last year passed in a committee but died in the House.

“I think arguably this legislation does anything but put our students first,” said former House Education chairman Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson.

The bill, whose lead sponsor was Wood County Republican John Kelly, would have mandated that the school year start no sooner than Sept. 1 and end no later than June 7. County public school districts could have sought waivers from the state Board of Education.

One Response to “W.Va. House Rejects Attempt To Push Back Start of School Year”

  1. January 30, 2020 at 1:40 pm, Brian Brady said:

    Just one more reason for Allegany and Garrett County to join West Virginia


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