The West Virginia Department of Education remains committed to the effective and efficient education of all students during the outbreak and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Student support as well as family engagement and outreach are core components of special education programs.

Even with the uncertainties imposed by the outbreak of the virus, essential services continued during the school closure. Moving into the 2020-21 school year, attention must be given to the transition back to school, instructional implications, procedural implications and family outreach necessary to properly support students. The information available on these pages will serve as a framework for the upcoming school year.