Berkeley BOE: School buildings and offices to close

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — During an emergency meeting, the Berkeley County Board of Education voted unanimously to close all schools, buildings and offices effective Monday, March 23.

“Our staff will continue to work for our students and manage the daily operations of the district from remote locations  through tele-meetings and conference calls.  While working remotely we are answering emails and phone messages and ask for patience while these practices are in place”, said Dr. Patrick Murphy, Berkeley County Superintendent of Schools.  

Dr. Patrick Murphy.

Students will continue completing school work remotely via video conferencing or take home packets.

“We have witnessed such actions as employees pulling together to prepare and serve meals, support each other with instructional best practices, making phone calls of support to students and families, cleaning and sanitizing schools and buses,” Board President Dr. William Queen said. “It is empowering to watch our school community rise to the occasion in such unprecedented circumstances. This Board of Education thanks each and every employee and all community members who are impacting the lives of our children.”

Schools designated as curbside meal pickup locations will remain open solely for that purpose. As of Monday, they included:

  • Martinsburg South Middle
  • Hedgesville Elementary
  • Mill Creek Intermediate
  • Mountain Ridge Intermediate
  • Spring Mills Primary
  • and Marlowe Elementary

For more information, visit the Berkeley County Schools website.