County / Local Role

West Virginia has a statewide network of ABE Programs, most of which are operated through county boards of education. Each county board of education designates one employee to serve as County Adult Basic Education Director. This individual is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of ABE classes, hiring teachers, and overseeing financial and attendance reports.

In addition, some volunteer and library-based literacy programs and community-based organizations receive ABE funding to deliver services. Each program designates an individual to oversee the operation of services.


West Virginia Department of Education
Building 6, Room 230
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 558-0280
Fax: (304) 558-3946
ABE Hotline: 1-800-642-2670