Fayette County Schools recognized nationally as 2021 “Bright Spot”

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – One county’s schools earn national recognition for their efforts educating during the pandemic.

Fayette County was announced as a 2021 Bright Spot for exceptional work in closing the literacy achievement gap among younger students across the COVID-19 pandemic. The county addressed student meals and mental health, while also offering tutoring and technological support.

“When I read that we won, we were just so honored, humbled and thrilled to be able to represent West Virginia and the United States with the efforts we’re making to help lives better for our children,” said Fayette County Director of Elementary Schools and Assessment Dawn Dooley.

Fayette County is one of 57 school systems across the United States to receive 2021 Bright Spot recognition.

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