CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Jefferson County Schools is adjusting its plans.

The district sent a note to families last week regarding the most recent WVGSA (The West Virginia General Summative Assessment) tests.

The note said the district saw a “steep decline during the pandemic, from which we have not recovered.”

The school system acknowledges “staggering deficits in ELA and math that keep hundreds of children below the mark for proficiency” that were revealed as a result of the yearly assessment.

To that end, the school system is adjusting its elementary education program for 3-5 grade students.

There will be a district-wide TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for all students on Friday, October 7 to support teachers as they prepare to make these adjustments.

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