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July-19-2016

Boone school board agrees to cut benefits and supplemental salaries
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

MADISON, W.Va. — The Boone County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to make the cuts necessary to avoid a takeover by the state Dept. of Education.

Nearly $6 million dollars in cuts means that employees in the district will see about a $175 salary reduction in supplemental pay per paycheck, as well as the elimination of dental and vision benefits...

July-18-2016

Education group applauds W.Va. for gains in graduation rates, early education
By Bill Frye Register-Herald Reporter

West Virginia is improving its graduation rate, while earning more praise for its dedication to early learning.

The report, "Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace" from the Southern Regional Education Board, details West Virginia's efforts to improve standards and student success as well other states in the SREB's region.

The report...

July-18-2016

Boone school board makes state-ordered cuts
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

MADISON, W.Va. -- Boone County school board members voted today to finally make severe cuts to their employees’ pay and benefits, a move that will seemingly avert the state Board of Education takeover that was automatically set to take effect today if the board refused to make the state-ordered cuts a third time.

The unanimous vote, taken before an audience of about 250...

July-18-2016

Folk tweet raises eyebrows and gets his employer’s attention
By MetroNews Staff

A tweet Friday afternoon by Del. Mike Folk about soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has created a firestorm among Democrats calling for his resignation along with his employer looking into the comments.

Folk (R-Berkeley) tweeted Clinton “should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC...

July-18-2016

WVEA President: Boone County should have more time to resolve school budget shortfall
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

With a state takeover of the Boone County School system looming, WVEA President Dale Lee said he’d like to see more time allotted to work out what’s turned into a several-week long budget standoff between the county and state school boards.

The state board ruled last week that they would take over the district if a reasonable budget,...

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