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October-20-2016

Logan County has new superintendent
By WV MetroNews staff

LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan County Board of Education appointed Darlene Dingess-Adkins as the system’s acting superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday.

Dingess-Adkins will take the place of Suzette Cook, the system’s interim superintendent, who resigned due to health issues.

The board is continuing its search for a permanent superintendent. Phyliss Doty retired earlier this year after...

October-19-2016

Town hall meeting part of education secretary's Charleston visit
By WV MetroNews staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr will be part of a town hall discussion Thursday in Charleston.

King will discuss the role of early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to a news release from state Department of Education.

The town hall will be at the state Board of Education offices on the state capitol complex...

October-19-2016

School-based health clinics pilot program in eight counties
By WVEA Communications staff

Teachers and education employees at about 17 schools across eight counties are eligible to participate in a pilot program at their home school-based health clinics, which would allow them to take advantage of reduced or waived copays when they see a primary care physician at the school clinic.

Education employees who choose to enroll in a Comprehensive Care...

October-18-2016

Boone County community fights to keep schools
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

VAN, W.Va. — Supporters of two Boone County schools stood outside the buildings holding signs Tuesday morning calling on school officials not to close them.

The school system continues to suffer from the significant downturn in coal and the school board is faced with another $1.7 million dollar budget cut. The supporters believe Van Jr/Sr High School and Van Elementary are on the...

October-17-2016

Boone schools considering consolidation
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Boone County’s cash-strapped public school system, which closed three elementary schools at the end of last school year, posted notices Friday for a public hearing on a proposed closure of Whitesville Elementary.

The hearing is planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the school, located on W.Va. 3/Boone Street in the town of Whitesville.

Whitesville’s students would be...

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