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March-09-2021

Remember when Elmer Fudd would declare with glee that it was finally “Wabbit season?” Such is the enthusiasm that lawmakers are showing as retaliatory bills that bash educators, hurt students and rob public schools of resources sail through the West Virginia Legislature.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic barreled into our lives, our driving concern has been and continues to be the safety of our students, their families and educators. The pandemic has shown the true value of public school...

February-24-2021

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

February 24, 2021

The West Virginia Board of Education is ordering all counties to return to offering students in grades preK-8 in-person instruction five days a week. It nearly ends the era of limited in-person teaching that began almost a year ago because of COVID-19.

The regular schedule of five days per week must start March 3, the state school board ordered Tuesday. County school systems still may keep their...

February-23-2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee addressed the West Virginia State Board of Education this morning during a special meeting to discuss in-person instruction options following Governor Jim Justice’s executive order for full-time in-person instruction to resume in elementary and middle schools. High school in-person instruction continues to be determined by the COVID-19 map color.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic barreled into our lives,...

February-22-2021

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...

February-11-2021

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...

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