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January-27-2014

By Joselyn King and Sarah Harmon, Staff Writers
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Local school districts seek ways to make up for lost instruction days as frosty weather has hit the Ohio Valley several times this winter, bringing icy roads and below-zero temperatures that make it unsafe for students to travel to their classrooms. They'll have to get even more creative as the weekend's blanket of snow and the coming polar deep freeze will keep children home from school....

January-27-2014

By Michael Clouse
WSAZ

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Right now, teachers in Kanawha County are only evaluated on whether they dress professionally. However, with a few issues popping up, some officials want some rules set in stone.

"It surprised me. I've been on the school board for 12 years and I was surprised we didn't have one," said Kanawha County School Board member Becky Jordon.

For Jordon, a parent herself, no dress code policy came as a shock.

"We...

January-27-2014

By Jim Sannes and Lauren Talotta
WBOY-TV

Harrison County Board of Education President Mike Queen announced Friday that he has resigned from his position as president and member of the board so that he is seeking election in the State Senate as a Republican.

"Being a school board member is the toughest job that I ever loved.  I did it for the students.  In 2006, I asked the voters for two terms. That's eight years. The voters elected me with large majorities in both...

January-24-2014

By Joselyn King, Staff Writer 
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Ohio County Board of Education President James Jorden says he opposes raising levy rates for the school district, but he also wants more information before deciding whether existing rates should be lowered.

Jorden responded during Thursday's board meeting to comments made this week by Ohio County Assessor Kathie Hoffman, who said the tax values on 5,800 properties in the county will increase 10...

January-24-2014

By Jennifer Smith
MetroNews

The state School Building Authority approved final funding Thursday for a 10-year, five-school deal, in McDowell County.

In 2004, the SBA set aside $100-million as part of a long-term school system improvement plan with the federal government and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that went toward construction of much needed, new buildings.

“We built a new Riverview High School. We built a new Bradshaw Elementary, a new Southside Middle School...

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