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July-15-2016

State votes to take over in Boone
By Bill Frye, Register-Herald Reporter

After discussing budgetary issues swirling around Boone County Schools, the West Virginia State Board of Education voted Thursday to take over the school system.

After twice failing to submit a balanced budget to the state, State Superintendent Michael Martirano had warned Boone that it was at risk of a state takeover. Thursday’s 6-1 vote makes that a reality unless Boone can meet in...

July-15-2016

State BOE approves Boone takeover if local board doesn't ac
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Thursday to take over Boone County’s public school system effective Monday, if the Boone school board doesn’t fix its 2016-17 fiscal year budget issues by the end of that day.

The seemingly final ultimatum to Boone comes after the county’s school board members, twice in the last two weeks, refused to follow...

July-14-2016

State BOE votes to seize control of Boone County system
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The state Board of Education voted Thursday to seize control of the Boone County school system on Monday unless the county’s board of education approves a balanced budget before then.

The move was recommended by state School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano who said he could not in good conscience approve a budget that doesn’t guarantee full funding for Boone County...

July-14-2016

Herbert Hoover students to begin school year splitting time in Elkview Middle building
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Herbert Hoover High School students will begin the new school year on a half-day schedule in the building that houses Elkview Middle School.

The state Board of Education approved the plan presented by Kanawha County School Superintendent Dr...

July-14-2016

State board on Wednesday discussed but postponed Boone decision
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Audience members left the West Virginia Board of Education meeting Wednesday without knowing whether the board will take over Boone County’s school system and make the severe employee pay and benefits cuts that the state schools superintendent has twice ordered and Boone’s school board has twice refused to follow.

The meeting will continue 9 a.m....

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