Students in Tazewell and McDowell Counties Head Back To School


It’s back to school for students in Tazewell and McDowell Counties.  Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 marked the first day of classes.  While some students may dread heading back to class, some students we spoke to think otherwise. 

Sophomore Cydnee Moore said, “I’m pretty excited.  I miss all my friends.”  

A second grader at Tazewell Elementary School, Kendyl Taylor, said, “I’m happy that school started.”

Freshman Summer Moore may have the back to school jitters.  She said, “I’m a little nervous but I think I can go through it.  I just hope I don’t get lost.”

Meanwhile, the principal at Tazewell High School, Timothy Hollar said there’s a lot to look forward to this year.

“About 20 percent of our staff is new and we’re looking forward to welcoming them and getting them integrated with the existing staff,” said Hollar

In 2015, out of state or out of county students are now allowed to attend school in Tazewell County.  Tazewell County Public Schools Superintendent Christine Kinser said, “We had 29 applications from West Virginia students to come to Tazewell County this year. 21 of them were approved.  They were not considered because we had to have the paper work in place.”

One parent said she is excited for the new students.

Shea Moore said, “I think it’s great if the parents want their kid to go somewhere and get an education.  There should be no limitations.”

Admitted transfer students have to pay $250 per semester.

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