To ensure MCS students receive 180 days of instruction for the 17-18 school year, McDowell County Schools will convert the Spring Break days of April 4, 5, and 6, 2018 to instructional days. The first 3 days of Spring Break (March 30, April 2, and April 3) will NOT be converted to instructional days. The last day of instruction for students will be June 4, 2018, pending no further loss of instructional days this school year.
We understand the need to acknowledge and respect family plans previously scheduled April 4-6, 2018, which cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. In these instances, we ask families to provide a letter to your child’s principal explaining your circumstances. The resulting student absence will be marked excused and WILL NOT count against a student for truancy.
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On December 18th, McDowell County Board of Education members recognized McDowell County Spelling Bee winners Miranda Branham-Sandy River Middle and Isaac Fowler-Anawalt Elementary. Also recognized were McDowell County basketball and cheerleading first place champs from Kimball elementary school.
Congratulations to Fall River Elementary and the Career and Technology Center for their attendance efforts for the third month of school. The Career and Technology Center won the staff attendance award with 98% and Fall River won the student attendance award with 96%. Who will win the fourth month? #attendancematters #CountyStrong
On October 2, 2017, McDowell County Schools' Career Technology Center shared information about their Simulated Work Place, which allows students to participate in an authentic workplace culture. The students shared 12 key protocols that frame the program.
Click the link for important information concerning required immunizations for West Virginia public schools students.
Policy 8-034, Employee Use of Paid and Unpaid Leave Time, has been revised and approved by the McDowell County Board of Education. All personnel holding extra-curricular positions need to be aware of new guidelines established in this policy. All policies may be accessed by clicking on the Administration link located on the orange ribbon bar at the top of this page.
Website Accessibility Information
McDowell County Board of Education is committed to ensuring that all information placed on its public website is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The McDowell County Board of Education has begun the process of redesigning its website pages to meet this commitment. In the meantime, if you have a disability and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To enable McDowell County Schools to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of the accessibility problem, the web address of the requested material, your preferred format in which you want to receive the material (electronic format (ASCII, etc.), standard print, large print, etc.) and your contact information.
Grievance Procedure: Title II/Section 504
If you wish to file a complaint about the website under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please following use this link: Complaint Forms and Information.