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June-30-2016

Boone school board rejects state-mandated cuts
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

FOSTER, W.Va. – The Boone County school board voted 5-0 Thursday afternoon to reject directives from state Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano to make severe cuts to employee benefits.

The move received cheers from an audience of about 90 people in the Boone County Schools operations complex in Foster.

These directives, which officials said were sent to...

June-29-2016

Boone school board meets Thursday; may consider new cuts
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Boone County’s school board has called a special meeting for noon Thursday -- the last day of this fiscal year -- and may vote on state-directed cuts to its 2016-17 fiscal year budget, which the board already passed and takes effect Friday.

The state Department of Education has declined to comment on the issue until after the meeting. Boone schools...

June-29-2016

National education leaders giving money for supplies at flooded schools
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First comes cleaning, then comes repairs and resupplying at the more than two dozen West Virginia schools damaged, in some form, in the June 23rd flood.

Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, is pledging his organization’s support for the affected teachers and students with about six weeks remaining before...

June-28-2016

School damage reports changing rapidly; start times may be pushed back
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State school leaders are taking post-flood procedures day by day and assessment by assessment.

Damage has been reported in schools in 25 of the state’s 55 counties.

“I’m hopeful, but in some cases we’re very concerned about the severe damage,” said West Virginia Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano.

Tuesday morning he was...

June-28-2016

25 schools reportedly damaged by flood, storm
By David Gutman and Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

At Herbert Hoover High School near Clendenin, 3 to 5 inches of mud still coated the entire first floor Monday, an unwelcome gift left by 6 feet of flood water that swamped the school and may prevent it from starting classes on time next school year.

About 5 miles down the road, at Bridge Elementary School in Elkview, the flood filled the school with 3...

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