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The WVDE released the following FAQ and responses based on the COVID-19 health emergency status as of 3/24/2020. 

Q1. How should county boards handle paying their spring sport coaches given shortened/canceled seasons?

A1. Spring sports and practices were underway prior to the health emergency closure of schools. Even if the seasons are shortened/canceled, county boards should honor the spring sports coaching contracts since services were rendered. The contract amounts do not...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 25, 2020

West Virginia wasn’t going to do public school statewide standardized testing either way this spring, the state superintendent has said, but now the U.S. Education Department has said the state won’t face repercussions.

Current high school juniors, who get a free SAT each spring because it’s the standardized test for that grade, are planned to instead get that free college entrance exam in the fall,...


By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

March 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The feeding program for the state’s largest school district, Kanawha County Schools, is back on after being suspended on Sunday evening due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The school district announced late Monday afternoon that it will relaunch the program, including bus...


Charleston, W. Va. In response to the declaration of a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of State Mac Warner encourages West Virginians to take advantage of absentee by mail and early voting options ahead of the May 12 Primary Election. 


Warner announced Wednesday that voters who do not wish to vote in person due to the Coronavirus pandemic are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. Voters may still vote...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 19, 2020

West Virginia’s state schools superintendent said the state is canceling the annual public school statewide standardized testing this spring due to the governor closing down all schools in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Clayton Burch said testing is off even though the U.S. Education Department hasn’t yet granted or rejected his request that West Virginia be exempted...