Monday, August 10, 2015

Students heading back to school in West Virginia

Summer vacation is ending for school students this week in parts of West Virginia.
By Monday morning, county schools were already open in Greenbrier, Wayne, Braxton and Kanawha counties with more school systems set to get started later in the week.

According to calendars provided to the state Board of Education, start dates for the 2015-2016 school year in West Virginia are as follows:

August 11, 2015
Mingo

August 12, 2015
Mercer
Summers

August 13, 2015
Barbour
Cabell
Calhoun
Doddridge
Fayette
Gilmer
Harrison
Jackson
Lewis
Pleasants
Preston
Raleigh
Randolph
Ritchie
Roane
Taylor
Tucker
Tyler
Upshur
Wood
Wyoming

August 17, 2015
Berkeley
Jefferson
Lincoln
Logan
Monroe
Morgan
Ohio
Pocahontas
Wetzel
Wirt

August 18, 2015
Hampshire

August 19, 2015
Hancock
Monongalia

August 20, 2015
Boone
Brooke
Clay
Grant
Hardy
Marion
Mason
McDowell
Mineral
Pendleton
Putnam
Webster

August 21, 2015
Nicholas

August 27, 2015
Marshall

As of now, schools in Preston County will be the first to close on May 16, 2016 followed by Wetzel County on May 19, 2016 and Mingo County on May 20, 2016.
Those end dates could be adjusted, based on any winter weather or other emergencies requiring makeup days.


It was nearly the end of June before the 2014-2015 school year wrapped up in parts of West Virginia. The past school year was the first year a 180 instructional day mandate was enforced statewide.