HelpCenter 

February 2021

You are here

February 3, 2021

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

State officials say they’re still “prioritizing” vaccinating West Virginia school employees. But, at least when it comes to younger school workers, the state appears to be prioritizing others even more.

More than a week after the classroom reopening date he called for, Gov. Jim Justice still hasn’t provided even a rough estimation of when most school workers under 50 will start being vaccinated.

And he suggested Friday that...

February 9, 2021

Kym Randolph, West Virginia Education Association’s new executive director, says she’s “an educator at heart” and her “personal and professional goals are about education and doing the right thing for students and school employees. I’m looking forward to working with educators and WVEA staff in standing together for our public schools.”

Before becoming executive director January 1, Randolph headed up WVEA’s instructional and communications departments and served as the assistant...

February 11, 2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee addressed the West Virginia State Board of Education, offering to work with board members to deal with proposed cuts to public schools. 

Lee reminded state board members the governor promised that educators would be a priority to be vaccinated.  “Let us work together to make sure that promise is kept – that educators will be a priority in getting vaccinated so they can feel safe as they work with our...

February 22, 2021

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

February 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday morning to discuss “in-person instruction options.”

The meeting follows Gov. Jim Justice’s new executive order allowing for full-time in-person instruction to resume in the state’s elementary and...

February 23, 2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee addressed the West Virginia State Board of Education this morning during a special meeting to discuss in-person instruction options following Governor Jim Justice’s executive order for full-time in-person instruction to resume in elementary and middle schools. High school in-person instruction continues to be determined by the COVID-19 map color.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic barreled into our lives,...

February 24, 2021

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

February 24, 2021

The West Virginia Board of Education is ordering all counties to return to offering students in grades preK-8 in-person instruction five days a week. It nearly ends the era of limited in-person teaching that began almost a year ago because of COVID-19.

The regular schedule of five days per week must start March 3, the state school board ordered Tuesday. County school systems still may keep their...