Updates

  • At its May 13th meeting, the West Virginia Board of Education presented a resolution honoring West Virginia’s graduating class of 2020. Click here to view the resolution.

  • The primary testing day for the 2020 free fall SAT School Day is September 23 with an alternative exam date of October 14. This exam administration is for students who will be seniors and missed the free SAT School Day this spring due to the COVID19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
  • Information on free summer learning opportunities is now available. Click here for details.

  • While school buildings and facilities will remain closed through the end of the year, remote learning, student engagement and meal distribution will continue… read more
  • Working with Governor Justice and public health officials, the WVDE will continue to do what is best for the children of West Virginia. With the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, it is important for children and families to have hope that we will all get through this together. Additionally, the ongoing engagement by teachers who have been a consistent presence in the lives of our children for the past year is not only comforting to them but also necessary. Regardless of the extent of school closure, our professional and service personnel are committed to serving and supporting students and families through the end of the school year.

  • Feeding children is our number one priority. Counties are transitioning to alternative ways to sustain service. Please continue to visit wvde.us/COVID19 for updated information on food distribution.

  • In order to continue to receive federal funding to feed children, county school systems must continue to manage the school meals programs.  State agency and partner resources are available to support school systems with food preparation and distribution.

  • Every county will continue to assess their distribution plans and are encouraged to transition to multi-day food packs. This will also allow counties to use frozen food inventory and guidance for food preparation will be provided.

  • The WVDE will continue to assess food supply and distribution. Professional and service personnel, WVDE staff, and community organizations across the state will support county food distribution. Counties should follow normal food safety protocol and allow volunteers to assist.

  • Guidance regarding student engagement is grounded in compassion, communication and common sense rather than traditional compliance measures that most are accustomed to in our education community. Click here to read more.

  • The WVDE has received a formal waiver to suspend all state assessments and federal accountability for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information click here. To send comments, click here

  • Due to the extensive school closures related to COVID-19, the West Virginia Department of Education is requesting specific waivers related to programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Please review the Waiver Request submitted to the United States Department of Education and make public comment as you deem necessary. For more information and to comment click here.