The Wood County Board of Education President Justin Raber, left, and members Rick Olcott, center, and Debbie Hendershot, right, listen during Wednesday's board meeting.

Wood Schools to remain on blended model through October

PARKERSBURG - Wood County Schools will remain on a blended model of instruction until a new re-entry plan can be reviewed at the end of October.

The board voted 4-1 to make no changes in the current plan but to revisit the item at the board’s last meeting in October. Board President Justin Raber voted against the motion. 

The board meets Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. The first nine weeks of instruction ends Nov. 6.

The vote followed a previous motion to allow the district’s elementary schools to move to a four-day in-person classes format while allowing parents the option of keep students on a blended model. The recommendation by Superintendent Will Hosaflook was defeated in a 2-3 vote, with only Raber and board member Rick Olcott voting to approve.

Board members said they will review the superintendent’s recommendation at the Oct. 27 meeting. Officials also have asked for additional COVID-19 metrics to be presented to the board.