"The ability to read is the foundation to success for all West Virginians in the 21st century," said State Superintendent Dr. Henry Marockie. "The West Virginia Reading Plan will provide the state, RESAs, county and local school systems with a solid framework to develop innovative reading programs and write competitive grants."
Citizens attending the town meetings will be provided draft copies of the plan. The town meetings will be conducted at the following locations from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 1999:
Woodrow Wilson High School Cafeteria Beckley
Robert C. Byrd High School Theater Clarksburg
Wheeling Park High School Media Center Wheeling
Winfield High School Band Room Winfield
For more information, contact Beverly Kingery, West Virginia Department of Education, at 304-558-7805.