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September-12-2014

By Mackenzie Mays, 

The West Virginia Board of Education is considering major reform for the state’s school system, which would change the way local school districts operate. 

Education leaders are examining ways to restructure the state’s 55-district school system by putting school management and bookkeeping responsibilities in the hands of an outside entity, allowing local administrators to focus more on student achievement. 

As part of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s...

September-12-2014

By Mackenzie Mays

A new state policy will give school districts more power to hold families accountable for student attendance.

The state Board of Education placed Policy 4110 on public comment on Thursday, which will allow school officials to cross county lines in order to pursue truancy charges. 

The policy breaks down barriers that may have allowed a student or guardian to avoid truancy charges if they live in a different county than where they attend school, and...

September-12-2014

Associated Press 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.

The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley...

September-09-2014

By Phil Kabler 
The Charleston Gazette

An Internal Revenue Service regulation defining “normal retirement age” as 62 or older probably won’t go into effect until Spring 2016, the executive director of the state Consolidated Public Retirement Board said Monday.

In order to go into effect next year, the revised IRS regulation would have put out for public comment by mid-October, which Jeff Fleck told a legislative interim committee is highly unlikely.

“If the...

September-05-2014

By Katie Anderson 
WBOY

WEST UNION - In January of 2014 Governor Tomblin announced in his State of the State Address that he wanted the WV Board of Education to develop a grading system for schools. Policy 2320 is now in place, and Doddridge County Schools will be one of the first to be graded.

The emphasis of Policy 2320 is to make it so the public understands how schools are performing.

That's where the grading system comes in. Schools will now be graded on...

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