The West Virginia Board Of Education Focuses Attention On High School Reform

October 18, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education put its support behind a newly formed task force to study high school reform. The initiative was announced by the West Virginia Department of Education during the monthly Board meeting on October 14, 2004.  

“This taskforce is one of many actions the state is taking to improve the quality of education provided to our students,” said State Superintendent of Schools David Stewart. “We are currently putting together this taskforce and hope members of the business community, higher education and school systems will participate.”  

This group will be empowered to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the status of high schools and the creation of a vision and goals for grades 9 – 12. The group will ultimately provide recommendations for revising or developing state polices to ensure alignment with the vision and goals.  

The Department of Education has placed Assistant State Superintendents of Schools Dr. Stanley Hopkins and his High Schools That Work unit in charge of the development of this initiative. For more information regarding this initiative, contact the Division of Technical and Adult Education at 304-558-2346.