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November-17-2016

FEMA commits to replacing five schools destroyed in June flood
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

Nearly five months after the June Flood, state officials have a commitment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for rebuilds of five schools heavily damaged in the storm and its aftermath.

The schools that will be relocated are Herbert Hoover High School and Clendenin Elementary School in Kanawha County and Richwood High School and Richwood Middle School...

November-16-2016

School A-F grades vary greatly in some counties
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald

The release of the newly implemented West Virginia Department of Education A-F accountability rating revealed disparity among schools in many counties.

For instance, in Nicholas County alone, Mt. Nebo Elementary recieved an A while Dixie Elementary an F.

Most counties with schools that received an F, like Fayette and Raleigh counties, also saw a swath of Bs, Cs...

November-16-2016

State unveils A-F grades for schools
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

After delays that officials attributed to standardized test and federal school accountability changes, the West Virginia Board of Education Wednesday finally fully answered Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s request in his January 2014 State of the State address for it to establish an A-F grading system for entire schools.

The state school board’s vote to approve the school ratings was 7...

November-16-2016

West Virginia schools get A to F grades starting today
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s public schools start getting graded A-F today.

The new grading system made its debut during a state school board meeting, although it has been in development for months. Parents and community members can see an explanation and schools’ report cards at www.mywvschool.org.

Most of West...

November-15-2016

Tomblin announces 2 percent budget cut for W.Va. government agencies
By MetroNews Staff

There will be an across-the-board mid-year budget cut of 2 percent for most state government agencies, according to a Tuesday announcement made by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.

The governor said the reduction is due to the state’s General Revenue Fund falling behind by more than $87 million since July.

The cuts will include a nearly $11 million reduction to the...

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