Fayette County Schools reopening update

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County School Board held a meeting on Tuesday to allow board members to discuss the reopening plan with members of the health department

At this time, no changes have been made to the current reopening plan. Students will have a staggered start at first and then be in class five days a week. Special needs students will still have their pull-outs in school as normal. Additionally, meetings with IEP teachers and parents will be held in the coming weeks to discuss virtual options.

“Our special education department is going to have, as soon as our teachers go back into session, IEP meetings with each individual parent that chose to do virtual school,” Fayette County Schools Superintendent Gary Hough said. “That parent has that choice whether to remain in virtual school because they are special needs and they have lots of aspects with IEP they will have a better idea of what they are looking at with virtual school. We couldn’t treat them the same as we do the other students because there is a lot of special services they get throughout the day.”

To keep students in class five days a week, consistent mask-wearing by all students and faculty will be needed.