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January-09-2017

Audit recommends eliminating RESAs; education officials defend agencies
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A performance audit from the state Legislative Auditor recommends the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) be eliminated because they aren’t performing in the way they were originally intended.

Legislative Auditor John Sylvia delivered the report to state lawmakers Monday at the state capitol. It makes eight...

January-08-2017

As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Though details of possible bills are vague, some Republicans are suggesting the GOP-controlled Legislature will again this year consider legislation that would support educational options outside of the traditional kindergarten-12th-grade public school system, like homeschooling, charter schooling and state-subsidized private...

January-06-2017

Jim Justice and Mitch Carmichael trade shots over state budget, already
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Shots fired.

With Governor-elect Jim Justice’s inauguration still to come on Jan. 16 and the state Legislature gaveling in late this year on Feb. 8, Justice and new Senate President Mitch Carmichael...

January-06-2017

Gilmer board to regain control Monday; 2 board members resigned
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

GLENVILLE — Gilmer County’s locally elected school board will at least nominally regain control of the county’s public school system Monday, but two of the five board members have called it quits.

Board members Carl Armour, Norma Hurley and Robert Minigh voted Thursday to approve the memorandum of understanding the state Board of Education required...

January-03-2017

Kanawha schools' social media policy may influence Wayne
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wayne County’s school board is considering creating a social media policy, and the lawyer drafting it says she’s looking at the version Kanawha County’s school board has been considering as an example to possibly follow.

But attorney Leslie Tyree, who provides legal services for Wayne and the five other county public school systems in Regional Education...

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