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January-25-2017

Along with state board appointments, Blackwell named new SBA director
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A day after announcing his appointment of West Virginia Board of Education member Bill White to a new role, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday that he’d be filling White’s seat and two other state school board seats with former longtime county school system administrators.

The new state school board members are former Putnam County...

January-24-2017

Justice names 3 new state Board of Education members
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, a little more than a week after promising big changes to West Virginia’s educational system in his inaugural address, has named three new members to the state school board.

Justice announced the three new members all at once. They are Miller Hall, Barbara Whitecotton, and Chuck Hatfield.

“The politicians and bureaucrats in...

January-24-2017

Kanawha superintendent proposes consolidating Clendenin, Bridge elementaries
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring announced Monday that he’s recommending that Kanawha school board members consider consolidating Bridge and Clendenin elementaries into a new school.

Monday’s meeting devolved into acrimony after the announcement, with some attendees in a shouting match with an area parent who said the...

January-24-2017

Nicholas County school board approves consolidation proposal
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The Nicholas County Board of Education approved Monday a proposal to consolidate multiple schools into two separate institutions.

The plan, submitted by Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick, would merge Nicholas County High and Richwood High schools as well as Nicholas County Career and Technical Center into one high school...

January-24-2017

Justice names Bill White new minority affairs director
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he’s appointed state Board of Education member Dr. Bill White to head up Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs.

White, who will resign his seat on the school board, is a Bluefield native.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to give back to the state I love and help Governor Justice make West Virginia number one...

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