Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education believes that the opportunity to participate in a hunter safety orientation program should be offered to students in certain grades. The Board recognizes that firearms and hunting are an important part of the State’s history, culture and economy; however, the use of firearms while hunting or at any other time can be dangerous if they are not handled in a careful manner.

The hunter safety orientation program will be offered to students in grades 6 through 12.

The program will be offered over a two (2) week period during an after school program.

Due to the voluntary nature of the program, students may choose not to participate in the hunter safety orientation program. If the student opts not to participate in the program, then the student shall participate in another educational activity while the hunter safety orientation program is being taught.

Each program must include instruction that relates to:

 A.the protection of lives and property against loss or damage as a result of the improper use of firearms; and

 B.the proper use of firearms in hunting, sport competition and the care and safety of firearms in the home.

Each program shall be conducted by an instructor certified by the Division of Natural Resources or who has other training as required by the State Board of Education.

Every student who completes the hunter safety orientation program will receive a certificate of training from the Division of Natural Resources.

W.Va. Code 18-2E-8f