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March-30-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several county school systems in West Virginia are transitioning this week to what’s being described as more efficient models to feed students and their families with the continuing school shutdown connected to the coronavirus.

According to information released by the office of state School Superintendent Clayton Burch, beginning Monday, “most counties will move to...

March-27-2020

WV MetroNews

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...

March-26-2020

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...

March-25-2020

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...

March-25-2020

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,...

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