State school board receives update on Discipline

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education received a more detail report on student discipline in public schools, with state education officials calling the numbers unacceptable.

The state board met Wednesday for its monthly meeting at the Department of Education offices on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

Board members heard a report on West Virginia school discipline data presented by Drew McClanahan, director of Leadership Development and Support for the Department of Education, and Georgia Hughes-Webb, director of Data and Analysis at the department.

The updated report looks at school discipline data from the 2022 school year, including total discipline incidents, in-school and out-of-school suspensions, the numbers of students involved, and key demographic subgroups.