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January-27-2014

By Joselyn King and Sarah Harmon, Staff Writers
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Local school districts seek ways to make up for lost instruction days as frosty weather has hit the Ohio Valley several times this winter, bringing icy roads and below-zero temperatures that make it unsafe for students to travel to their classrooms. They'll have to get even more creative as the weekend's blanket of snow and the coming polar deep freeze will keep children home from school....

January-24-2014

By Jennifer Smith
MetroNews

The state School Building Authority approved final funding Thursday for a 10-year, five-school deal, in McDowell County.

In 2004, the SBA set aside $100-million as part of a long-term school system improvement plan with the federal government and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that went toward construction of much needed, new buildings.

“We built a new Riverview High School. We built a new Bradshaw Elementary, a new Southside Middle School...

January-24-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- No clean water has meant no school for students across several West Virginia districts in recent weeks, and for some, no school also meant no food.

"That's why every provision has been made to adjust menus to use filtered, packaged water to prepare a quality hot meal -- instead of just serving cold lunches -- for the hardest hit, who really need a nutritious meal now," said Diane Miller, executive director of...

January-24-2014

By Shay Maunz
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, WV -- They're back.

After a solid month in which they spent only three days in school — first because of Christmas break, then winter weather conditions and a chemical leak that tainted the region's drinking supply — Kanawha County students are finally back in school, after a two-hour delay.

In all, 12 days of school have been canceled so far this year — a drastic increase over a typical year. Last year Kanawha...

January-24-2014

By Joselyn King, Staff Writer 
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Ohio County Board of Education President James Jorden says he opposes raising levy rates for the school district, but he also wants more information before deciding whether existing rates should be lowered.

Jorden responded during Thursday's board meeting to comments made this week by Ohio County Assessor Kathie Hoffman, who said the tax values on 5,800 properties in the county will increase 10...

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