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February-06-2014

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
(Editorial)

Senate Majority Leader John Unger is carrying a bill that would require students to be physically active for at least 30 minutes each school day amid classes. A few of the well-intended ideas proposed in the measure include walking, jumping rope, playing soccer and taking the stairs. The goal is to simply ensure that students are physically active each day in school.

The proposal makes a lot of sense, and merits full discussion...

February-06-2014

By Mackenzie Mays and Rachel Molenda
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As parents picked up their children from Midland Trail Elementary School and Riverside High School on Wednesday morning, they wondered -- some angrily -- why school officials would flush the school's water pipes while students are in the building.

"Flushing it while our students are coming to school or are at school is a lack of concern for their safety," said Amanda Legg, whose daughter,...

February-05-2014

By Shauna Johnson
MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As state agencies face another round of budget cuts during the 2015 Fiscal Year, a resolution has been introduced in the Senate in defense of funding for higher education.

The proposed resolution, as written, recognizes that “any additional cuts to the funding for higher education institutions would be detrimental to the growth and the financial well-being of West Virginia.”

It continued, “Budgetary cuts to higher...

February-05-2014

By Kristi Murphy
The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell County school officials are in the process of developing the district's 2014-2015 school calendar that will include 10 days at the end of the school year that can be used if the district cancels more than seven days of school next year.

Assistant superintendent Dr. Jeff Smith gave a presentation at Tuesday evening's regular board meeting that highlighted the new regulations from the West Virginia Department of...

February-05-2014

By WDTV

A former member of the Harrison County Board of Education is returning to serve again.

Chuck Reider will fill the remaining five months of Mike Queen's term. Queen resigned last month in order to run for State Senate. Reider previously served a four-year term on the board. He chose not to run for the board in the upcoming June election, but hopes his experience in personnel and budget matters will make a difference in the next five months. He will be sworn in at the...

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