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March-28-2014

By Brandi Underwood, Register-Herald Reporter   

The Fayette County Board of Education submitted its 2014-2015 school calendar to the West Virginia Board of Education this week, and while preliminary approval has been granted, the calendar is still awaiting a final vote from the state board.

A total of 701 Fayette County school personnel submitted their votes for either “Calendar A” or “Calendar B” during March 11-21. Final tallies revealed “Calendar A” to have squeaked ahead...

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-27-2014

By Herb Scribner 

Teachers educate the country, aiding all ages in the search for education. But as far as salaries and pay goes, some say teachers aren't receiving any help back. That's something that should be changed, according to the Washington Post's recent article "Why teachers' salaries should be doubled - now" by Valerie Strauss.

Most teachers - about 92 percent - are paying for school supplies out of their own pocket, and more than 60 percent are working second jobs,...

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...

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