KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County School Board on Monday passed what some say is a new but crucial policy.
It's called the Recovery of Lost Time Policy.
Kanawha County Schools went days without water during the water crisis early this year, forcing kids to stay home. Kids also were forced to stay at home when several rounds of snow hit the region.
These things combined kept the school system from reaching its required amount of days kids were in school.
School officials say this new policy will ensure that no matter how many days students miss, all schools will reach their 180 days.
It allows schools to extend the year, no matter what its start date is. The latest schools could be in session would be June 30.
"If you truly truly ever had a very severe crisis that put you out of the school for, say two months, you would have the ability in this new practice to move away from a spring break or something like that in order to be able to get your 180 days in," Kanawha School Board President Robin Rector said. "And that's what you want. You want kids to be able to have 180 days or more of instruction. That's the important piece."