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By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

September 15, 2020

“We are angry that our state leaders continue to manipulate the color-coded map guiding the re-opening of school,” stated WVEA President Dale Lee. “Employees and parents need to have a system with continuity and stability in order to make plans and facilitate

The WVEA statement went on to say, “The continued tweaking of our school reentry guidelines from day to day does not instill...


By Mike Nolting, WV MetroNews

September 4, 2020

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Education Association is offering to take legal action against the state if  Monongalia County Schools are not allowed to maintain a class format for an extended period.

WVEA President Dale Lee and Heather Deluca-Nestor, president of the Monongalia County Education Association, met with school system Superintendent Ed Campbell on Thursday to discuss the first day of...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

September 3, 2020

West Virginia’s two big teachers unions are both questioning whether it’s really safe for classroom instruction to resume next week, asking whether there’s enough personal protective equipment.

“My concern is that we’re really not ready,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association.

In a separate interview, AFT-West Virginia’s Fred Albert said, “I think there’s a tremendous...


By Brad McElhiny, WV MetroNews

September 1, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice offered teams with games canceled because of coronavirus spread a chance to play if everyone got a negative test. But three counties said thanks but no thanks almost immediately.

Kanawha County Schools  decided not to participate in testing student athletes, band members or dance team members this week for the one-time option to play or perform, according to a news release.