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March-27-2014

By Katie Kuba, Upshur Bureau Chief 
The Inter-Mountain 
 

BUCKHANNON - Upshur County Board of Education members and school system administrators continued to answer citizens' questions about the proposed sample calendars for the 2014-2015 school year - while also raising some questions of their own - during a public hearing Tuesday.

The calendars - which are posted on the school system's website, www.upshurcountyschools....

March-26-2014

By Michael Erb 
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday evening announced four finalists for the Wood County Schools superintendent position.

Board President Tim Yeater announced Ronald B. Cantley II, John Flint, Thomas Graves and Kenneth Moles would move on in the process to replace retiring Superintendent Pat Law, whose contract ends in June.

The school board met in executive session around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday,...

March-25-2014

By Chelsi Baker 
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT -- The Marion County Board of Education held a special meeting at Fairview Middle School Monday to discuss the possibility of moving fourth-graders from Fairview Elementary to the middle school, and also moving the preschool class from Fairview Middle School to the elementary school. The move would create a more fluid transition from pre-K to elementary school and from fourth grade to the middle school, said Superintendent Gary...

March-24-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's expansion of preschool means that more small children will have to board regular school buses without seat belts, and ride alongside middle- and high-school students.

Beginning next month in Kanawha County, the state's largest school district, students enrolled in Head Start programs -- some as young as 4 years old -- will, for the first time, board regular school buses.

In the past,...

March-21-2014

By Dave Boucher, Capitol Bureau Chief
Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cut nearly $67 million from the 2015 budget before signing the measure into law Thursday.

While Tomblin and other state leaders celebrated a bill later in the day that includes a potential tax credit for The Greenbrier with cake, a National Football League coach and a trumpeter, the governor's calls for fiscal responsibility fell on deaf ears for those affected by the...

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