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February-07-2014

By Shay Maunz and Marcus Constantino
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three schools in Charleston closed early Thursday after chemical odors were detected in the schools' tap water.

Overbrook Elementary in South Hills closed at noon. West Side schools Watts Elementary and J.E. Robins Elementary dismissed at 11:30 a.m. 10 a.m., respectively.

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring said the schools were closed because of a licorice-like...

February-07-2014

By Michael Erb
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - Residents, students and parents wanting to comment on the Wood County Schools calendar process have a few more days to take an online survey.

The survey will be active through Sunday and takes only a few minutes to complete.

A change in state law will change how school systems create calendars. Under the new law all school systems are required to provide 180 days of instruction, must have a plan in place to...

February-06-2014

By Chad Clem and Melissa Toothman, Staff Writers
The Inter-Mountain

BUCKHANNON - County officials made preparations for flooding conditions as water levels continued to rise Wednesday.

High waters in Buckhannon prompted the early dismissal of all Upshur County public schools. Students were dismissed at 1:30 p.m., officials said.

"Due to rising waters, students are being dismissed early to get the buses (out early) in case we have more roads being issued with...

February-06-2014

By Lacie Pierson
The Herald-Dispatch

WAYNE  — Less than 24 hours after members of the Wayne County Board of Education approved a bond measure for the May 13 Primary Election ballot, Superintendent of Schools Lynn Hurt officially took to the campaign trail for the first time during a media event Wednesday afternoon at Wayne High School.

The bond’s fate ultimately will be placed in the hands of Wayne County voters, but Hurt said she would make the bond her main focus for...

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...

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