Lewis BOE Sends Students Back for Four Full Days of School a Week

Joe Derico, Section Editor

The Lewis County Board of Education voted unanimously this past week to send in-person students back to school for four full days of instruction.

Previously students attended school from 8:00-1:30 four days per week, with Wednesday off. Schools superintendent Dr. Robin Lewis said this decision will help Lewis County Schools meet instructional minutes requirements set forth by the State Department of Education.

This decision comes following a push from West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, to get students back in school 5 days per week. The state board of education voted the week of February 21 that all in-person students should return to school five days a week.

The Lewis County Board of Education is currently pursuing a waiver to this policy from the state so that they may proceed with their new plan