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Ten West Virginia County School Systems Receive National Recognition

April 08, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ten West Virginia counties have received the 2003 What Parents Want Award. SchoolMatch, the nation’s largest school selection consulting firm, is honoring the counties for meeting the needs of families that are relocating to new school districts.  

Brooke, Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Putnam and Wood counties were given the prestigious award.  

The counties were selected for their academic test scores as well as being recognized for excellence by a national foundation or by the U.S. Department of Education. They were also noted for their above average library/media services and instructional expenditures on a national percentile basis.  

“West Virginia constantly strives to provide the best education to all of its citizens,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “Education is one of the key focal points businesses look at when deciding to relocate and we are honored to have our counties’ systems recognized for the commitment to excellence.”  

SchoolMatch is an independent, nationwide service that helps corporate employee families locate schools that best match the needs of their children.

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