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January-24-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- No clean water has meant no school for students across several West Virginia districts in recent weeks, and for some, no school also meant no food.

"That's why every provision has been made to adjust menus to use filtered, packaged water to prepare a quality hot meal -- instead of just serving cold lunches -- for the hardest hit, who really need a nutritious meal now," said Diane Miller, executive director of...

January-24-2014

By Shay Maunz
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, WV -- They're back.

After a solid month in which they spent only three days in school — first because of Christmas break, then winter weather conditions and a chemical leak that tainted the region's drinking supply — Kanawha County students are finally back in school, after a two-hour delay.

In all, 12 days of school have been canceled so far this year — a drastic increase over a typical year. Last year Kanawha...

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-23-2014

By Roger Adkins
The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Harrison County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday not to renew the contract of Superintendent Susan Collins.

Board member Doug Hogue was the sole dissenting voice in the vote during a board meeting at the central offices on E.B. Saunders Way.

Board president Mike Queen, Vice President Dave Sturm, Board member Allen Gorrell and board member Gary Hamrick all voted not to renew Collins’ contract, which...

January-23-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer 
The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - A delegation comprised of Randolph County high school principals asked members of the county Board of Education Monday to allow schools to continue offering modified block scheduling.

Group members including Steve Wamsley, principal of Tygarts Valley High School, said changing high school schedules to seven or eight periods a day would cause many problems, including the potential for more students...

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