Suit Filed Over Canceled Spring Break

Three Calhoun County school employees have gone to court over the county Board of Education's decision to cancel spring break. The Charleston Gazette reports each employee filed a lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the county board and the state Board of Education. March 17-March 21 was recently changed to regular school days, and some employees already had travel plans. Like other West Virginia counties, Calhoun County has lost instructional days this winter because of harsh weather. State Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares says the change was designed to benefit students.