Schools superintendents say latest state guidelines will mesh with ongoing reopening plans

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

August 7, 2020

Superintendents of West Virginia’s county school systems say newly-described state guidelines mesh with what they’ve already been working toward.

But the superintendent of Monongalia County Schools did say it seems like the latest state guidance came together without much hint of what they would be.

Gov. Jim Justice released what his administration called a reopening plan on Wednesday. It included a color-coded map to designate whether it’s safe for districts to keep schools open, a goal of installing 1,000 wifi hotspots for students and a discussion of teachers having their own choice about working in-school or virtually that had to be refined.

“I didn’t have no idea. I don’t think any of the 55 county superintendents did,” said Monongalia County Superintendent Eddie Campbell today on “Talk of the Town” on WAJR Radio.