Tentatively, Wyoming County students will finish the school year June 24 and students will keep their spring break on April 6-10.
The original last day for students had been June 3; but that was before students lost 14 days to winter weather.
Officials are exploring the possibility of applying for a waiver, or waivers, to reduce the number of days added to the calendar, but county options are very limited based on state requirements, said Deirdre Cline, assistant schools superintendent.
Cline said employees voted, 296 to 218, not to use the scheduled spring break for make-up days.
Officials, however, are still exploring all possible options, according to Frank Blackwell, county schools superintendent.
Based on current state law, snow days have to be made up day-for-day and students are required to attend 180 days, Blackwell said.
In Wyoming County, students can go until June 30 to make up any days lost to inclement weather or for other reasons.
Two-hour delays have to be made up minute-for-minute, but schools across the county “bank” 15 to 20 extra minutes during each school day, Blackwell said.
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As for next year, county Board of Education members will conduct a public meeting today, at 10 a.m. in Wyoming County East High School, concerning the 2015-16 calendar, Cline said.
Officials are looking for public input on the calendar, she emphasized.
Currently, five different calendars have been made available to the schools for discussion purposes, she said.
Once the public meetings have been conducted, officials will take the information collected and place the top options before school employees for a vote.
Then Blackwell will make a recommendation to the board, which makes the final determination.