West Virginia Department of Education

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West Virginia Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Charles K. Heinlein
FY 2014 Budget:$584.0 million[1]
Year founded:1872
Website:Department Home Page
The West Virginia Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in West Virginia. The department was created in 1872 and managed 693 K-12 schools and 282,112 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2][3]



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See also
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
List of school districts in West Virginia
Public education in West Virginia
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The mission statement of the West Virginia Department of Education reads:[4]
The West Virginia Board of Education establishes policies and rules to assure implementation of West Virginia's Education goals and to ensure the general supervision, oversight and monitoring of a thorough and efficient educational system.[5]


The current interim Superintendent of Schools is Charles K. Heinlein.[6]

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has five divisions listed below with current divisional administrators:[6]

  • Division of Educator Quality & System Support: Michele Blatt
  • Division of Student Support Services: Joe Panetta
  • Division of Teaching and Learning: Robert Hull
  • Division of Technical and Adult Education: Kathy D'Antoni
  • Division of Technology: Sterling Beane, Jr.

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of nine members. It also includes three non-voting members. The Governor appoints nine lay citizens to nine-year terms as voting members. The Superintendent of Schools, the chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the chancellor of Community and Technical College Education serve as non-voting members. State law requires that the board have no more than five members from a single party on the board at the same time. The board is responsible for overseeing policies at the state's K-12 schools as well as the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the West Virginia Department of Education:[6]

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