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March-25-2015

Hall, Mullins have concerns about snow day waivers
By Greg Carter, WVVA Evening News Anchor / Content Manager

CHARLESTON (WVVA) – Ninth District Senators Daniel Hall, R-Wyoming, and Jeff Mullins, R-Raleigh, are expressing their concerns about waiver process established by the State Board of Education for counties worst affected by winter storms.

West Virginia law requires all children have 180 instructional days per year. However, because of severe storms...

March-25-2015

Education to be top priority of Legislature’s interim sessions
By Michael Erb, For The Intelligencer,The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

CHARLESTON - West Virginia legislative leaders say education issues will be a top priority during the upcoming interim sessions.

Lawmakers plan to meet next month to set an interim meetings schedule for the summer and fall. Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, said two...

March-23-2015

School systems may be in bind to meet 180-day requirement
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It appears it’s going to be difficult for county boards of education to get special waivers to allow them to miss the 180 instructional days required in state law.

State Board of Education President Gayle Manchin released the following statement Friday:

“The West Virginia Board of Education remains firm on the importance of providing students 180...

March-23-2015

Fayette faces building issues, consolidation, and bond vote
By Jim Workman, The State Journal

History shows that the voters of Fayette County are not in favor of passing a bond for their schools.

They have not passed a bond since 1973.

In fact, it has not even been close. Support in favor of a bond has been very low. Two bonds that failed — in 2001 and 2009 — received only 13.8 percent and 23 percent of the vote in favor of a bond, respectively....

March-23-2015

SBA budget cut by $8 million in coming fiscal year
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A lot of state agencies are taking a hit in the next state budget including the state School Building Authority which lost $8 million in funding in the...

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