Kanawha School Board to Vote on 2014-15 School Calendar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Kanawha County is looking at another early start for the 2014-15 school year.

The school board is expected to vote on next year's school calendar at its meeting Wednesday night.

The board will consider two options, starting either August 11 or August 18. Both options would have the fall semester ending before the Christmas break and the school year ending before Memorial Day.

School Board President Pete Thaw says he'll vote for the August 11 start date and he believes other board members will too.

A new state policy that goes into effect next year will give county school systems more control over their school calendars.

The policy provides two options for making up canceled school days to make sure counties reach 180 days of instruction. County boards can use either available non-instructional days or an out-of-calendar day.

The change will allow school boards to avoid using a particular non-instructional day to make a canceled school day.

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