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January-29-2014

By Stephen Huba, For the Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County school bus drivers are worried that moving all Weirton buses to the New Cumberland bus garage will compromise student safety, increase wear and tear on the buses, and further burden county taxpayers.

Longtime bus drivers Judy Mullins and Diana Risk took their complaint to the Hancock County Board of Education Monday night, asking that the 19 Weirton buses be kept in Weirton.

"As bus operators,...

January-29-2014

By Jessica Farrish
(Beckley) Register-Herald Reporter

Hours before canceling school in Raleigh County for today, Raleigh Superintendent of Schools Jim Brown and school board members discussed the calendar at the regular board of education meeting Tuesday.

Brown sent out a notice to parents Tuesday, notifying them that six days originally planned as out-of-school environment days and two continuing education days will now be school days.

Students were not required...

January-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago.

The Promise -- a state-funded merit-based scholarship which helps pay four-year tuition for students attending West Virginia colleges -- once meant a free ride for recipients. Now, the...

January-28-2014

By Jenni Vincent 
journal-news.net

SPRING MILLS - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito wore more than one hat at Monday's anti-bullying and cyberbullying forum, an opportunity for Eastern Panhandle educators to collectively discuss these problems.

A concerned mother of three adult children, Capito said she's already worried about her young grandchildren and what awaits them as they grow older.

Capito, who organized the afternoon meeting held at Spring Mills High School...

January-28-2014

By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Cuts in the business franchise and corporate net income tax and the elimination of the sales tax on food have reduced state tax collections in the current budget year by about $360 million, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday.

"If none of these tax cuts had passed, the state would be seeing significantly higher revenue," said Kiss, who said the goal is that the tax cuts will...

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