Kanawha County School Board to Decide School Start Dates Soon

Students this year headed back to class earlier than ever. The August 9th start date was the earliest start date in Kanawha County history, and it was done so students will finish the semester before the holiday break in December. Some wonder whether the Kanawha County school board will continue the early starts, or perhaps even move to a year-round schedule, but the Daily Mail reports the year round schedule is not in the plans. Also, a committee has been appointed to weigh options for the school calendar, and setting one will be on the agenda at a meeting later this month. The school board is expected to decide between a traditional late August start date and another early August one like this year.