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March 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office says every registered voter will receive an absentee ballot application next month, allowing them to vote in the May primary election.

The announcement Thursday came more than a week after...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 26, 2020

Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed into law Wednesday a bill specifically saying that Bible classes are allowed in public high schools.

Some prominent West Virginia religious leaders opposed the legislation during this year’s regular legislative session, saying it discriminated against non-Christian faiths.

Justice also signed numerous other education-related bills Wednesday, the last day he...


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...