State education officials note several issues with the Wetzel County institution
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education is working with the Wetzel County Schools System to improve Short Line School after officials discovered the institution was not complying with several state education policies. ‘State.
Wetzel County Schools officials requested the review of Reader’s PK-8 school, which involved a two-day on-site visit to the facility, classroom observations and interviews with teachers and administrators .
State officials noted several issues, including poor communication; division between elementary and middle school educators; poor monitoring of evaluations; and a disengaged school community. An Education Ministry official noted that the school had had three different principals since the 2017-2018 school year. Wetzel County Schools Superintendent Tammy Wells told the state Board of Education on Wednesday that current principal Denise Greene has agreed to take another position in a different school system.
Wells said a plan to rebuild the school came into effect late last month; the school placed administrators and officials to review classes and communicate with state officials about the changes.
“We are very, very committed to the school reconstruction plan that we have put in place, and we are committed to finding the right teaching manager for this school so that we can move forward based on this report. that we have,” she added.
Wells noted that poor communication between the school has created tension between teachers. She told the board that elementary and middle school employees will each have a single supervisor to troubleshoot issues.
“You’ll find this to be the most prevalent trait in most pre-K-8 buildings,” said one council member. “That’s the only mistake I see with this model. You are not alone on an island. It happens in a lot of places.
The state Department of Education’s Office of Support and Accountability conducted the review.