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The Logan County Board of Education unanimously approved a new in-person school schedule for all students previously enrolled in the blended model. The board met in a special session Thursday evening.
Logan County students, grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, will return to a slightly modified four-day schedule next week. Schools will operate with in-person instruction Monday through Thursday. Friday will be a remote learning day for all students and cleaning of buildings.
More students will be in classrooms as class will no longer be split by last name.
All students currently enrolled in a virtual option may continue to do so.
The decision was a result of the W.Va. BOE mandating a return to a five-day model by
The county qualifies for a waiver because a virtual option is offered in Logan County Schools. The local board’s decision is pending approval of the waiver by the state department of education.
High schools will continue to operate based on the daily rendering of the county color map by the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Board President Jeremy Farley says the board’s decision is the next step to normalcy.
“It does get us one step closer,” Farley said, “to where, we said in July, we want to be back to five days a week doing normal things.”
New infections are down across the Mountain State. Logan County Schools have reported two cases this week. The cases were reported at Logan and Chapmanville Middle Schools.
According to Logan County Schools COVID-19 tracking system, 35 cases of the virus have been reported so far for the month of February.