Burch says school reentry plans due by Aug. 14

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

July 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All 55 county school systems have until Aug. 14 to submit a reentry plan to the state Department of Education using the department’s toolkit.

State School Superintendent Clayton Burch said those plans will cover a wide variety of pandemic-related issues.

“Everything from transportation to cafeterias to the classroom itself,” Burch said Thursday on MetroNews “Talkline.” Health and sanitizing, everything the folks have looked through our toolkit on we’re going to ask them to have a plan ready to post for the public.”

Gov. Jim Justice announced last week a statewide school start date of Sept. 8.

“The governor bought us some time to make sure we’re ready,” Burch said.