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July-14-2016

State board on Wednesday discussed but postponed Boone decision
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Audience members left the West Virginia Board of Education meeting Wednesday without knowing whether the board will take over Boone County’s school system and make the severe employee pay and benefits cuts that the state schools superintendent has twice ordered and Boone’s school board has twice refused to follow.

The meeting will continue 9 a.m....

July-13-2016

WVEA comments to W.Va. Board of Education about Boone County
By WVEA Staff

WVEA Government Relations Specialist Davin White addressed the state Board of Education Wednesday regarding the serious financial situation in Boone County. Here are WVEA's comments:

Dr. Martirano, President Green, and members of the board, my name is Davin White and I am here to speak on behalf of the WVEA regarding the budget situation in Boone County.

We ask...

July-12-2016

State Board of Education to consider Boone County Wednesday
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education could vote this week to take over Boone County’s public school system, now that Boone’s board has twice refused the state schools superintendent’s orders to make severe employee pay and benefit cuts and submit a “fiscally sufficient” budget for this fiscal and school year.

The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in...

July-11-2016

Greenbrier principal hoping school year provides some relief after flooding
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

RUPERT, W.Va. — In a normal year, this is the time when Rupert Elementary School Principal Jenny Harden would be recharging her batteries for another school year.

“I would be normally playing with my two boys who are seven and twelve,” she said. “And I would be enjoying my farm.”

But this isn’t a normal year for the Nettie native. Flood...

July-11-2016

State board member weighs in on Boone County budget issue
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

MADISON, W.Va. — A Boone County native and state school board member says she understands firsthand how the county school district is struggling, but also must pass a balanced budget for the coming school year.

“Being a former superintendent, I would say that you always have to balance your budget,” said Beverly Kingery, a lifelong county resident. “Sometimes it’s...

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