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January-10-2017

Putnam teachers concerned over bus ride to continuing ed program
By Ali Schmitz, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Some Putnam County teachers have concerns about being told to ride a school bus to an upcoming continuing education workshop.

School board member Bruce Knell said during a school board meeting Monday night that more than 20 teachers contacted him after they were told they would need to ride a school bus to a countywide continuing...

January-10-2017

Nicholas County superintendent recommends consolidation
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – Nicholas County Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick recommended merging multiple schools together at the Nicholas County School Board meeting Monday as a result of schools being damaged in the June flood and decreased enrollment

Burge-Tetrick said she recommends Nicholas County High School, Richwood High School and a technical center consolidates into...

January-09-2017

Audit recommends eliminating RESAs; education officials defend agencies
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A performance audit from the state Legislative Auditor recommends the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) be eliminated because they aren’t performing in the way they were originally intended.

Legislative Auditor John Sylvia delivered the report to state lawmakers Monday at the state capitol. It makes eight...

January-08-2017

As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Though details of possible bills are vague, some Republicans are suggesting the GOP-controlled Legislature will again this year consider legislation that would support educational options outside of the traditional kindergarten-12th-grade public school system, like homeschooling, charter schooling and state-subsidized private...

January-06-2017

Jim Justice and Mitch Carmichael trade shots over state budget, already
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Shots fired.

With Governor-elect Jim Justice’s inauguration still to come on Jan. 16 and the state Legislature gaveling in late this year on Feb. 8, Justice and new Senate President Mitch Carmichael...

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