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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 –...

June-09-2017

WVDE announces free summer meal offerings
Charleston Gazette-Mail staff reports

The West Virginia Department of Education held a kickoff event Thursday for the federally funded Summer Food Service Program, which gives free meals to children and teens across the state throughout the summer.

A Thursday news release said an average of 178,000 West Virginia schoolchildren depend on free and reduced-price meals at school and have access to them throughout the...

June-08-2017

Conference committee meeting to discuss revenue bill
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Differences over a revenue bill meant to be a key component of a state budget for the coming fiscal year are now to be worked out in conference committee.

After days of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the state Senate appointed a conference committee consisting of Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and senators Craig Blair, Ed...

June-07-2017

Manchin, Capito question DeVos on education budget
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

WASHINGTON — During more than two hours of testimony Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos answered questions from Senate subcommittee members regarding the Trump administration’s budget proposal.

The administration put forward a $59 billion education budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a $9 billion reduction from the 2017 continuing resolution.

Two senators who...

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