CHARLESTON - West Virginia schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the year.


CHARLESTON - West Virginia schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the year.
Governor Jim Justice announced in his daily press conference Tuesday that students will not return to school buildings this year.
Schools have been closed since March 13.
Justice said students should continue to learn off-site, either online or which lesson packs distributed by their classes.
“I have promised you over and over and over that I would not put you in a position that would be harmful,” Justice said. “The last thing on the planet I would do is put our kids in harm’s way.”
Justice said the state and counties would continue to provide for the children.
“We need to continue our distance learning. We need to continue feeding our students. And absolutely we need to graduate,” Justice said.
The White House guidance on easing social distancing guidelines, issued last week, is broken down into three phases. The reopening of schools is part of  Phase Two. West Virginia is still assessing conditions for Phase One.