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January-06-2017

Gilmer board to regain control Monday; 2 board members resigned
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

GLENVILLE — Gilmer County’s locally elected school board will at least nominally regain control of the county’s public school system Monday, but two of the five board members have called it quits.

Board members Carl Armour, Norma Hurley and Robert Minigh voted Thursday to approve the memorandum of understanding the state Board of Education required...

January-03-2017

Kanawha schools' social media policy may influence Wayne
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wayne County’s school board is considering creating a social media policy, and the lawyer drafting it says she’s looking at the version Kanawha County’s school board has been considering as an example to possibly follow.

But attorney Leslie Tyree, who provides legal services for Wayne and the five other county public school systems in Regional Education...

January-03-2017

Idled mining equipment tax change could hurt school, government budgets
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The director of West Virginia’s Property Tax Division decreased the statewide taxed percentage of the value of temporarily idled coal mining equipment, a change that could drop funding for local government entities like cities, county commissions and public school systems.

But it was unclear last week exactly how large the statewide funding...

January-03-2017

Jackson County school is caring for students when addicted parents can't
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
(For PBS Newshour)

In opioid-stricken West Virginia, this school is taking on the role of parent. Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents. In addition to increasing communication with local law enforcement, the school has created a mentor...

December-22-2016

WVU expert believes state’s out-migration has hit bottom
By Jeff Jenkins, WV Metronews

The director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research believes the significant out-migration of West Virginia residents has bottomed out.

During an appearance Wednesday on MetroNews “Talkline,” John Deskins predicted the population decline is coming to an end.

“The numbers indicate the severe recession that we suffered 2015 through early 2016 has ended...

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