29 January 2010

Legislature 2010: School Calendar

Lawmakers have not ruled out a follow-up measure to Gov. Joe Manchin's school calendar bill, perhaps one from the governor himself, to address concerns that the passed bill doesn't go far enough.

The Associated Press reports that interested parties have begun to second-guess the bill that flew through the Legislature during the session's opening weeks.

While he's still examining the measure, the president of the West Virginia School Board Association tells AP's Tom Breen he "thinks it doesn't give counties the flexibility they need to ensure students get 180 days of instruction time."

The head of one of the state's main teachers groups, meanwhile, "says the bill should be given a chance to work before any changes are contemplated."

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