KINGWOOD — The Preston County Board of Education approved the first reading of 21 new policies at its most recent board meeting at West Preston School.

The policies are wide-ranging, covering everything from ethical standards to enrollment ages.

Superintendent Stephen Wotring said most of the policies are updates to stay in-line with new legislature. Some are entirely new.

As of June 30, a new West Virginia law allows, but does not require, schools to keep drugs to counteract opioids, such as Naloxone.

The proposed policy will allow the superintendent to authorize school nurses and other trained personnel to use Naloxone for emergency treatment during school hours and at school functions.

All of the policies are available for public review and comment at the board’s website through Nov. 12.

In addition to the initial policy approvals, the board heard the Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) report from West Preston School. The board has been having its regular meetings at schools around the district to hear the LSIC reports. It will continue to do so through Dec. 18.

The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Central Preston.