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    The West Virginia Department of Education maintains the official list of school closings and delays at their website - http://wvde.state.wv.us/closings/. You can also sign up for alerts via text message and Twitter here.

    Emergency operations

    In the event of inclement weather or other emergency conditions in which schools will be closed or delayed in opening, the following codes may follow announcements made via telephone and other media.

    Code A
    School is cancelled for students.
    Essential personnel are to report to work at regular time.
    Central Office personnel employed for 220 - 261 days are to report on a two-hour delay.
    All other personnel are on an alternate work schedule.
    Code W
    School is cancelled for students.
    All school personnel are to report to work on a two-hour delay.
    Essential personnel are to report to work at regular time.
    Central Office personnel employed for 220 - 261 days are to report on a two-hour delay.
    Code H
    School is cancelled for students.
    All personnel are on an alternate work schedule.
    Code D
    School is delayed for two hours for students.
    Essential personnel are to report to work at regular time.
    Central Office personnel employed for 220 - 261 days are to report on a one-hour delay.
    All other personnel are to report on a one-hour, fifteen-minute delay.

    In the event that school is going to be delayed or cancelled in a specific area, the code will be followed by the name of the area.

    Alternate work schedule

    On days when schools are closed due to emergency conditions, the Superintendent will provide an alternate work schedule for personnel. The alternate work schedule will be at home unless otherwise specified.

    Essential personnel

    The Superintendent has designated the following as essential personnel:

    Principals shall be responsible for monitoring their school to assure it is operational.

    Custodians shall be responsible for assuring that their assigned facility is clean, warm, and secure, and that walks and parking lots have been cleared and treated.