By Jean A. Flanagan
The nine days West Virginia teachers walked out of the classroom must be made up on the school calendar, according to Hardy County Board of Education President Nancy Hahn. State law requires students to be in the classroom 180 days.
Hahn addressed the Hardy County Board of Education at their regular meeting held Monday, March 5.
Hahn said all 55 county superintendents held a telephone conference with the President of the West Virginia School Board Association on Sunday, March 4. “All of the board presidents expressed concerns about the lack of leadership from Charleston,” she said, referring to the State Superintendent and the State Board of Education.
Hahn said concerns from the board presidents included Individualized Education Programs or IEPs, making up instructional time lost and legal remedies.
“We were told if you can find a judge and a prosecuting attorney to file an injunction, they (School Board Association) don’t recommend it,” Hahn said. “We are standing 55 strong.”