School year extended in Berkeley County

February 01, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The school year for students in Berkeley County Schools has been extended into June to make up days missed due to wintry weather, Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said Tuesday.

Including Tuesday, students have missed seven days because of weather conditions, Arvon said.

The last day of school, if no more days of school are missed, will be June 6, Arvon said.

"Every one of these days we've missed so far will absolutely be made up," Arvon said Tuesday.

The school year can be extended as late as June 8 and Arvon said there is an additional day in the calendar that could be converted to a regular day of instruction, if needed.

Arvon said icy conditions Tuesday morning in northern and western parts of the county were particularly dangerous and employees reported sliding off roads, trying to get to work.

In a visit to Marlowe Elementary School, Arvon said there was about one-eighth of an inch of ice on the parking lot.

"It was terrible," Arvon said.

— Matthew Umstead

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