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By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

August 7, 2020

Superintendents of West Virginia’s county school systems say newly-described state guidelines mesh with what they’ve already been working toward.

But the superintendent of Monongalia County Schools did say it seems like the latest state guidance came together without much hint of what they would be.

Gov. Jim Justice released what his administration called a reopening plan on Wednesday. It included a...



August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The West Virginia Department of Education is offering training courses for teachers and staff around the state aimed at helping engage students in school lessons.

The WVDE Instructional Support Professional Learning Forum is a virtual training opportunity that is being offered until Friday.

The program offers around 100 online learning sessions that go through a variety of topics to help...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

July 31, 2020

Raleigh County will be getting a new Stratton Elementary after all, replacing what state School Building Authority staff said is a circa-1939 building that’s nearly impossible to adequately renovate.

The Authority’s board, which gives tens of millions of dollars annually to county school systems for school construction and renovation projects, voted Thursday to provide about $8.9 million for the...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

July 29, 2020

Some West Virginia county school systems are aiming to start the year with hybrid plans, where students are in classrooms some days and learning from home other days.

Raleigh County students, in the Beckley area, will likely begin the year two days a week in classrooms and three days a week learning from home.

The Raleigh County school board ...


WV MetroNews

July 28, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are now official voting options for the 2020 November general election in West Virginia.

Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office announced guidelines that include a voter being able to request an absentee ballot online or by phone due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to Warner, all a voter needs to do is select “...