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January-24-2014

By Jennifer Smith
MetroNews

The state School Building Authority approved final funding Thursday for a 10-year, five-school deal, in McDowell County.

In 2004, the SBA set aside $100-million as part of a long-term school system improvement plan with the federal government and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that went toward construction of much needed, new buildings.

“We built a new Riverview High School. We built a new Bradshaw Elementary, a new Southside Middle School...

January-23-2014

By Roger Adkins
The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Harrison County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday not to renew the contract of Superintendent Susan Collins.

Board member Doug Hogue was the sole dissenting voice in the vote during a board meeting at the central offices on E.B. Saunders Way.

Board president Mike Queen, Vice President Dave Sturm, Board member Allen Gorrell and board member Gary Hamrick all voted not to renew Collins’ contract, which...

January-23-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer 
The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - A delegation comprised of Randolph County high school principals asked members of the county Board of Education Monday to allow schools to continue offering modified block scheduling.

Group members including Steve Wamsley, principal of Tygarts Valley High School, said changing high school schedules to seven or eight periods a day would cause many problems, including the potential for more students...

January-22-2014

By Lydia Nuzum

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County Schools has exhausted its allotted number of make-up days for the current school year, after the recent chemical spill and harsh winter weather prompted extended school closings. 

The school system used its last make-up day Tuesday. According to Putnam County Schools superintendent Chuck Hatfield, he and other superintendents whose districts were affected by the chemical spill met in Charleston Friday with state superintendent Jim...

January-22-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With the recent water crisis, and snow days piling up, most Kanawha County students' last day will now be May 23 -- a week longer than originally planned, and the latest the school year can legally extend.

"If we have any more snow days, we'll be in trouble," Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring said Tuesday. School was canceled Tuesday because of snow, following six days without school because a...

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