W.Va. children are unlikely to be in school five days a week this fall under developing plans

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

June 11, 2020

Students are unlikely to be in classrooms five days a week when school resumes in the fall under scenarios under consideration by state education leaders.

Lunch is likely to take place in classrooms, rather than the cafeteria. And bus rides may require masks, windows down or spacing between students.

State schools Superintendent Clayton Burch said developing recommendations likely mean, “Children will not be coming back to school five days a week and that is something that’s happening around the nation.”

Members of the state school board discussed different scenarios for returning to school this fall, with the mildest change a proposed four-day week and the most extreme anticipating the possibility of a surge of coronavirus cases.