By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In some ways, Kanawha County students are better off than those in other counties forced to close schools due to last week's chemical spill, county officials say.
This was the first year the calendar ended the semester and wrapped up finals before students left for Christmas break, allowing students a fresh start and less catch-up, school board members said at a meeting Thursday.
Although opponents spoke...