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West Virginia Education Laws

Public schools are different from private schools in that they are government entities, which raises constitutional issues involving school-led religious observances and the handling of sensitive student records. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the laws and regulations pertaining to public schools in West Virginia, with legalese-free explanations of the state's education laws for non-attorneys. In this section, you will learn about West Virginia's compulsory education laws requiring some form of education for children; the state's ban on the use of corporal punishment; constitutional limits on school prayer and the state's laws addressing it; and privacy rules for school records. Click on a link below to learn more about West Virginia's education laws.

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