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    Early Learning Programs
    Director, Early Learning Programs Sabrina Runyon
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    Coordinator, Parent Involvement Christie Tilley
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    Executive Secretary, Early Learning Programs / Child Nutrition Jennifer Toler
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    Title I

    Volunteers

    Mingo County Schools encourages assistance from parents, guardians and community members as volunteers in their schools. Volunteers are adults who assist teachers, administrators, or other staff with activities/events during the school year.

    Mingo County Schools requires a background check on all volunteers who have contact with students on a regularly scheduled basis. Community members who participate in one-time activities under the direct supervision of Mingo County Schools employees (i.e., guest readers, guest speakers, etc.) or are spectators at school events are not considered volunteers and are thus not required to submit to a background check.

    Background checks are not required annually after a volunteer has passed the initial screening, but we reserve the right to require an additional screening if we have reasonable cause to believe that a volunteer has failed to disclose a criminal incident.

    Those who have been convicted of or plead guilty to a drug offenses within the past 5 years; sexual offenses; offenses against minors; deadly weapon offenses; violent, abusive, threatening, or harassment offenses; or any felony offenses shall not be used as volunteers. This includes any findings of maltreatment thru child protective services or adult protective services within the scope of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

    Please submit the volunteer application along with a copy of your driver’s license or state issued ID. You must provide a valid email address to complete the background check. You will receive an email that will guide you through the next part of the application process. A non-refundable fee of $20 is required for the background check, payable directly to our screening service. All background check information is confidential and will not be released. Volunteers will be notified when they are clear to volunteer.

    Application for volunteers

    Documents

    Kindergarten Transition

    Kindergarten orientation will be conducted during March for all children entering Kindergarten for the first time in the fall of 2015. More information is available here.

    Early Childhood

    Early Childhood (or Pre-K) programs are available for any child that will be 4 years of age prior to September 1 of the new school year and children who are 3 years of age with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    There is a 1:10 teacher to child ratio. All Mingo County Early Childhood programs are free of charge, collaborative with Head Start, use the state approved curriculum and assessment, are staffed with highly qualified teacher, and encourage parent involvement. All programs also offer free lunch and comprehensive health and transportation services. Students attend four days a week for six hours per day.

    Universal Pre-K Survey

    Locations

    Burch area

    Dingess area

    Gilbert area

    Kermit area

    Lenore area

    Matewan area

    Williamson area