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March-13-2014

By Jeff Jenkins
WV MetroNews

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation Wednesday afternoon extending the extended session of the Legislature until Friday to allow a House and Senate conference committee to complete work on the new state budget.

House of Delegates Speaker Tim Miley said he expects a vote on the new budget Friday along with a special session, which would allow lawmakers to take votes on several bills that failed to pass on the last night of the regular...

March-13-2014

By Jennifer Smith

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Teacher pay is a concern for a lot of education students here in West Virginia getting ready to graduate this semester. However, it’s not their top concern.

Wednesday West Virginia State University hosted a Teacher Job Fair. Students from WVSU, the University of Charleston and Ohio Valley University got to sit down with 31 education recruiters from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia and interview for jobs.

Ross...

March-13-2014

By David Gutman
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Board of Education members may ask Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto a recently passed bill that gives teachers total autonomy over how they use their daily planning period.

The bill, which passed both the state Senate and the House of Delegates unanimously, states that teachers have full say over how they use their time and cannot be compelled to attend meetings, parent-teacher conferences or other events...

March-12-2014

By Kate White

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three Calhoun County school employees are suing the state and county boards of education because school officials canceled their spring break three weeks before it was supposed to happen. 

The lawsuits, filed Monday in Kanawha Circuit Court, also ask a judge to grant an immediate injunction to prevent school officials from changing the calendar, as teachers have made vacation plans and bought plane tickets.

Calhoun County school board...

March-12-2014

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald Reporter   

CHARLESTON — The state’s budget is still a work in progress Tuesday after a 60-day session fraught with issues other than the budget Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said in his State of the State address would be tight.

Sen. Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, is the man charged with the balancing act.

Prezioso, chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said Tomblin’s initial budget cut state agencies by 7.5 percent that included a hiring freeze....

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