Students return to the classroom in Upshur County in less than two weeks. On Monday, August 13 classrooms will be filled with nearly 4,000 students and faculty will be under new leadership.
Dr. Sara Stankus has been an educator for nearly 30 years and is looking forward to change in her role as superintendent. She says new programs will be underway and a school excess levy is in the works.
Through a Community Care grant, students K-12 will be participating in preventative care education. Administrators are also partnering with law enforcement, families and community organizations to develop a trauma-informed school system.
Staff will be back in the classrooms beginning next week, and officials say they are planning for a replacement of the county’s middle school in the near future.