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County schools say student in Paw Paw positive for COVID

On Monday morning, November 16, Morgan County Schools Superintendent informed local families that a student at Paw Paw High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said school and health officials were aware this weekend of the possibility the student had the contagious respiratory disease, but “the official confirmation was not received until…

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School board approves limited facilities use for youth sports

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County School Board voted at their Monday, November 2 meeting to allow  youth sports organizations use of school facilities at the discretion of building administrators when  the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) School Alert System map metrics colors are green, yellow and gold. The board decided to put a policy…

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Schools back in session this week under gold COVID-19 status

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools students will return to school  this week Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13 after the county was classified as a gold county on the West Virginia Department of Education’s Saturday, November 7 School Alert System map for COVID-19. There is no school on Wednesday, November 11 due to Veteran’s…

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Students go back to remote learning this week under state rules

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools students will switch back to full remote learning this coming week,  Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6. The county was classified as an orange county on the West Virginia Department of Education’s Saturday, October 31 COVID-19 School Alert System map, triggering the closure of in-person classes for the…

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Public hearing on 10-year school facilities plan set for October 20

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board will hold a public hearing on their 10-year Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the school board office before their regularly scheduled meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. that evening. There is also a link provided to attend the public…

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Paw Paw students go remote after COVID case

by KATE EVANS & KATE SHUNNEY Paw Paw High School was operating by full remote learning on Tuesday, October 13  with elementary students back in classrooms after the school system and Morgan-Berkeley County Health Department confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a Paw Paw student. All Paw Paw students spent Monday doing remote learning. Morgan…

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Paw Paw students in remote learning Monday after COVID case confirmed

Students at Paw Paw Schools are learning out of the classroom today, Monday, October 12 following a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student. Morgan County School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle announced the shift to remote learning at Paw Paw on Sunday evening in a letter posted on the school system’s Facebook page. Press Release–positive case 10.11.20. In…

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School system faring better financially despite pandemic, officials say

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County Board of Education’s financial state was improved this past year of Fiscal Year 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan County Schools Treasurer Ann Bell said in her annual financial review at the September 22 school board meeting. Net position The school board’s total net position (assets minus liabilities) as of…

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Monday is deadline for county students to switch between virtual and in-school learning

by KATE EVANS Morgan County families are being reminded they have through Monday, September 21  to switch their children from the Morgan County Virtual Academy back to in-school traditional learning, or the reverse. The Morgan County Virtual Academy handbook notes that families and students have a 14-day window to change their minds about their decision to enroll…

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