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July-29-2016

WVEA won't sit quietly as teachers, ESP face pay cuts in Boone
By WSAZ Staff

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Education Association, a union that represents teachers in Boone County says that they won't sit quietly as teachers face pay cuts.

On July 18, it was announced that teachers would take a $4,000 pay cut and lose their vision and dental benefits, as a way for the county to regroup after facing a nearly $9m budget shortfall.

As...

July-29-2016

WVEA's Lee said Boone school workers face Aug. 1 deadline
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

MADISON, W.Va. — Boone County school system workers have until Monday to decide whether or not to keep their jobs which now include cuts in salaries and benefits, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said.

“The employees received a letter just recently that tells them if they want to leave the system they have to resign by Aug. 1. If they don’t resign...

July-27-2016

In the wake of salary and benefit cuts, WVEA plans Boone County meeting
By WV MetroNews Staff

DANVILLE, W.Va. — WVEA staff and legal representatives will hold a meeting with employees of the Boone County Board of Education on Thursday in Danville.

The meeting comes in the wake of cuts to supplemental pay, as well as vision and dental benefits made last week by the school system.

Facing the possibility of a takeover by the WV Dept. of Education if...

July-26-2016

Lincoln County ready to launch student drug testing program
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

Lincoln County students will find a new drug testing policy in place when they return to school for the fall semester next month.

The policy, which was approved in the spring by the Lincoln County School Board, targets students who drive to school or participate in athletics or other extra curricular activities.

“Everyone knows we have a major drug problem...

July-26-2016

Assessment determines Clendenin Elementary nearly a total loss
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — Nearly all of Clendenin Elementary School in Kanawha County was destroyed in the June 23 flood.

Confirmation of that came out of a county assessment, being submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday, which showed damage to 96.9 percent of the building — based on total value — along the Elk River, according to Dave Hardy, a...

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