Also at the meeting, Michel Moffatt, a parent of Conner Street Elementary students who unsuccessfully ran for a spot in the 22nd House of Delegates district last fall, asked board members not to cut students' summer break short.
Last month, Kanawha County board members voted to begin classes on Aug. 9, the county's earliest-ever start date.
"I don't want to see that happen. Kids need their summer," Moffatt told board members.
To which William "Butch" Legg, president of Putnam's school board, replied, "We're not mockingbirds," drawing laughter from those in attendance to his reference to Kanawha County.
After the meeting, Legg said Superintendent Chuck Hatfield, who was ill and not able to attend Monday, meets with a committee that votes on the next year's calendar each April.
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