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June-14-2017

State board rejects plan to consolidate Nicholas schools
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Tuesday to reject the Nicholas County school board’s proposal to consolidate five schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville onto one campus near Summersville.

The vote came after a surprise public presentation from a state School Building Authority official and the state schools superintendent on a general...

June-13-2017

State school board votes to deny Nicholas consolidation plan
By Craig Poole, WOWK 13 News

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia State Board of Education has voted to deny consolidation in the Nicholas County case.

The state Board of Education is now asking the Nicholas County Board of Education to consider a proposal where a consolidated middle school and high school could be built in Richwood and in Summersville. The Nicholas County Board of...

June-13-2017

Senate plans to vote on budget bill, passes furlough bill
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate leaders say they plan to vote after 5 p.m. today on a budget bill.

“Our goal by this evening is to reach a resolution on our budget,” Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, said at the conclusion of this morning’s floor session.

The Senate also this morning passed its own version of a furlough bill ahead of the new...

June-12-2017

Monroe County voters reject $10 million school bond
By Charles Boothe,  The Register-Herald

PETERSTOWN — Voters in Monroe County on Saturday rejected a $10 million bond referendum that would have built a new school.

By an unofficial vote of 1,189 against and 609 for, the vote sinks a plan to construct a new school near Ballard, replacing Peterstown elementary and middle schools.

Of the $10 million, about $6 million would have been used for the new...

June-12-2017

Costly school vandalism splits opinions
By Jessica Farrish, Register-Herald

Like many parents, Summers County resident James Kessler, 40, can remember senior pranks going on at area high schools when he was a kid. 

Playing one last joke on a favorite teacher or principal has been a time-honored tradition for many graduating seniors who are leaving behind their high schools and communities for college and work. 

Online sites for teens and adults –...

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