Interpretation's Date: September 24, 2003
by superintendent David Stewart
Section: V. Personnel
SubSection: B. Principals, Supervisors, and Central Office Administrators



September 24, 2003

Geary R. Rollins
P.O. Box 684
Clarksburg, WV 26301-0684

Dear Mr. Rollins:

I am in receipt of your request for a Superintendent?s Interpretation regarding compensation for make-up days. Specifically, you ask:

?When school is CANCELED because of a ?snow day? and I (or any other employee with over 200 day contracts) am required to work that day, how must or should I be compensated for also being required to work the make- up day??

As I understand the scenario you set forth, you are not entitled to any additional compensation for working on a make-up day. A day lost due to snow will necessarily be scheduled to made up on a day which is already included as a paid day within your employment term. Even if teachers are not required to report to work on a snow day, that day is not a vacation day. It is included as part of your employment contract for which you are paid. Working on both the make-up day and the snow day does not add any days to your employment term. Thus, no additional compensation will be owed to you.

Hoping that I have been of service, I am



David Stewart
State Superintendent of Schools