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    It takes a village to raise a child, and beginning December 1, 2014, our village is back in control of our schools. The West Virginia Board of Education voted on November 12, 2014, to restore full local control to the Mingo County Board of Education, finding that concerns brought about during an audit in 2005 had been addressed and our board was willing and capable of leading our schools into a new era of success. Pictured, from left to right, is Mingo County Board of Education President James David Farley, West Virginia Board of Education President Gayle Manchin, Mingo County Board of Education Vice President Jacqueline Branch, Mingo County Board of Education members Robert "Hank" Starr, June Glover, and Mark Colegrove, and Mingo County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Bobbera.

    Winter Break

    Mingo County Schools will be out for the Christmas and New Year holidays beginning Monday, December 22, 2014, and returning Monday, January 5, 2015. While our teachers and students are on the break celebrating the holidays, the Central Office in Williamson will be open except on the holidays themselves, but some offices will only be open select hours as we, too, enjoy some time off to spend with our families.

    For more information or to be sure that the office you wish to visit is open, you can call the Central Office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays at (304) 235-3333.

    Local control returning

    The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to restore full control to the Mingo County Board of Education effective December 1, 2014.

    Read more from local media - WSAZ | Williamson Daily News | Associated Press via WOWK | WV Public Broadcasting | WV MetroNews | Charleston Daily Mail | Charleston Gazette

    Office Hours

    The Mingo County Board of Education offices in Williamson, WV, are opened daily, except for state holidays. Our hours are:

    • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • (closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

    2014-15 School Calendar

    The 2014-15 school calendar for Mingo County Schools has been approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and is now official. The calendar was developed by a committee of Mingo County Schools employees and reflects input from the public in the online survey, two public meetings, and written comments. The calendar can be found here.

    Upcoming events

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Mingo County Spelling Bee
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    Board of Education regular meeting (6:00 pm at BOE offices)
    Friday, December 19, 2014
    Faculty Senate (Two-hour early dismissal for students)
    Monday, December 22, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015
    Winter break (No school, some offices closed)