Greenbrier County Superintendent John Curry says a typical winter makes it impossible to meet the requirement. He says when there's 8 inches of snow, he has no choice but to cancel classes.
Greenbrier County had 171 instructional days last year. That ties with Nicholas, Pocahontas and Doddridge counties as the state's lowest. The state average was 176.3 instructional days. Only Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties met the requirement. State law prohibits schools from starting before Aug. 26 and ending after June 8.