RIPLEY - On Monday, the Jackson County Board of Education held a special hearing at the Ripley High School Auditorium to present three school calendar options for public consumption and discussion.
“We have had 13 days off this school year due mostly to inclement weather,” said Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess.

“In my eight years as superintendent, this is the most that we have had in any given school year and it is only early February.”

With snow in the 10-day weather forecast, the county may not be out of the woods just yet.


There will be no decisions made on the calendar until April but Hess is encouraging the community to visit http://jackson.wv.schoolwebpages.com and view each option and express their opinions to the board via email.

In the near future, there will be a contact form with a survey available through the site that can be utilized.
One thing that must be considered is that there must be some cohesiveness with Roane County Schools as both counties share the Roane-Jackson Technical Center.

You may email all of the board members at one time through K-35boardmem@listserv.wvnet.edu

wv.schoolwebpages.com and view each option and express their opinions to the board via email. In the near future, there will be a contact form with a survey available through the site that can be utilized.
One thing that must be considered is that there must be some cohesiveness with Roane County Schools as both counties share the Roane-Jackson Technical Center.

You may email all of the board members at one time through K-35boardmem@listserv.wvnet.edu