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Putnam County Schools to use spring break as makeup days

Putnam County Schools announces plans for makeup days after nine-day education strike. (MGN Online/ Fbot/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Putnam County Schools announced Thursday its scheduled spring break will now become five instructional days following a statewide education strike.

Putnam County Schools Superintendent John Hudson said in a news release that Friday, March 16, also will become an instructional day. The day originally was scheduled as a professional development day for employees.

April 2-6 was scheduled as spring break in the school calendar, however, those five days will be used as instructional days for students. Any students absent during that time frame will be issued excused absences as a result of family activity or vacations that may have been planned, including school scheduled events resulting in students being absent, the release said.

If additional days are not lost due to weather, the last day for students will be June 4. June 7 will be the last day for all 200-day employees. June 5-7 will be designated as professional development days.

The original last day for students was May 29, but the addition of four snow days moved the end date to June 4.

West Virginia School Superintendent Steve Paine announced Thursday that all students and teachers will be required to make up the nine days missed during the strike.

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