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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...


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...


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...


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...


Public school employees are angry by the announced changes in the vaccine rollout by the Joint Interagency Taskforce for Vaccine Distribution. The state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan categorizes school employees as essential workers and are prioritized as such.  The following statement can be attributed to WVEA President Dale Lee.

“The state has broken its promise in prioritizing public school employees in the vaccination rollout by stopping delivery of vaccines to...