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July-01-2016

Boone County School Board, WVDE at odds over budget for FY ’17
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

The Boone County School Board rejected a directive from the state Department of Education Thursday to make several budget cuts for Fiscal Year 2017.

The proposal included about 35 layoffs, as well as pay and benefit cuts that the WVDE said would make the struggling school system’s budget more realistic for the new fiscal year, which begins Friday.

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June-30-2016

Herbert Hoover principal promises school will start on time ... somewhere
By Matt Maccarom, WV MetroNews

FALLING ROCK, W.Va. — Herbert Hoover High School’s principal says the school’s building is damaged badly but its community will grow stronger in the wake of last week’s flooding in eastern Kanawha County.

Mike Kelly promised that even though it may not be possible to start school on time at Herbert Hoover, students, teachers and staff will be together...

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...

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