Ohio County Schools Consider June “Make Up” Days


 Unfortunately the weather and learning can sometimes go hand in hand.

Mother Nature has not made things easy recently for school officials across the Ohio Valley.

On Monday Ohio County school officials went back to the drawing board for an answer on what to do when it comes to dealing with snow days.

Students may be loving not having to go to school with all the recent cancellations and delays, but for school officials its been a real nightmare.

In West Virginia, like many other states, students are expected to attend a mandatory number of days at school and in the Mountain State, that number is 180.

On Monday at the Ohio County Board of Education, making up snow days was one of the main concerns because they’ve already had to cancel 10 times.

Even though teachers want the students in their classrooms, their safety remains the most important thing.

“There are a number of factors that go into the decision to cancel school, but none more important than the safety of students. We work closely with the state road and even with each other to go out and travel the roads. We want to make the best decision possible that will ensure the safety of all of our students,” added Ohio County Superintendent Dr. Dianna Vargo.

The winter months have not been easy and Vargo credits her staff, students, and even their parents for helping them to get by and keep students safe.

Here’s a look at some of the days Ohio County will be making up: first in April 6 and 17 as well as June 1, 2, and 3.

If more school days are canceled, additional days will be added on in June.

Stay with 7 News and WTRF.com for the latest on all the school closings and delays.

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