Waiver Allows Students More Time to Become Eligible for Extracurricular Activities

February 10, 2021 Charleston, W.Va. – Today, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch approved a waiver to West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Policy 2436.10: Participation in Extracurricular Activities. The waiver allows middle and high school students more time to improve their grade point averages and become academically eligible to participate in ...

West Virginia Continues to Lead Nation in School Breakfast Program Participation

February 10, 2021 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia is once again the top-performing state in the nation for school breakfast participation. Today’s announcement is a part of the annual Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Breakfast Scorecard. This year marks the seventh consecutive year in which the Mountain State earned this distinction. Additionally, West Virginia ...

West Virginia Department of Education Details In-Person Instruction and Vaccine Roll Out

December 30, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Following an announcement from Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has revised its guidance regarding in-person instruction effective, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The changes will provide a more consistent, in-person teaching and learning model for West Virginia children. Beginning Jan. 19, students in grades ...

West Virginia Department of Education Releases Dec. 19th Saturday Education Map

Charleston, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the December 19, 2020, Saturday Education Map that determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction. The map is developed with information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and vetted by the COVID-19 Data Review Panel. The weekly ...

Extracurricular Equity Fund Means More Relief for West Virginia High Schools

December 18, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.VA. - High schools in the state will soon receive funds to support extracurricular programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch, in collaboration with Governor Jim Justice and State Board of Education President Miller Hall, announced today the creation of the ...

COVID-19 Vaccine in Public Education

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), in preparation for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, will send a survey to county superintendents this week to gauge the level of interest in receiving the vaccine from teachers and staff members. In accordance with the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan, teachers and staff are included in ...

West Virginia Department of Education Releases Dec. 12th Saturday Education Map

Charleston, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the Dec. 12, 2020, Saturday Education Map that determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction. The map is developed with information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and vetted by the COVID-19 Data Review Panel. The ...

West Virginia Department of Education Releases Dec. 5th Saturday Education Map

Charleston, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has posted the Dec. 5, 2020, Saturday Education Map that determines which counties will hold in-person and blended instruction and directs the level of extracurricular activities permitted. The map is developed with information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and ...

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