West Virginia school district goes to half days once a week amid staff shortage

At least one West Virginia school district will go to half days on Fridays due to staff shortages.

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Jefferson County Schools officials noted that districts across the country are seeing similar shortages.

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Students will dismiss midway through the day, and staff will spend three hours completing non-student supervision work.

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COVID-19 concerns and – more recently – vaccine resistance among staff members, have prompted many teachers to choose other career paths as schools open up to students.