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June-10-2014

By The Associated Press  

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A federal program that provides free meals to lower-income children during the summer will kick off in West Virginia this week.

The Summer Food Service Program provides funds to county school boards and other nonprofit organizations to provide meals to children 18 years and under.

Feeding sites include schools, churches, pools, parks, housing complexes and summer camps.

The West Virginia Department of Education’s...

June-09-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

State School Board President Gayle Manchin is confident that the board’s recent controversial past has not prevented interested candidates from applying to become the state’s next superintendent – in fact, it may have even attracted more.

“I’m sure any candidate has Googled it and knows, but there has been great interest. People realize there’s opportunity to work in a state that truly is trying to transform education and improve...

June-09-2014

The Associated Press

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Ethics Commission says police officers can't serve on county boards of education.

An advisory opinion issued by the commission says police officers already hold a public office, based on relevant case law.

Former Clarksburg police officer Michael Daugherty requested the advisory opinion. He resigned from the police department after his election to the Harrison County Board of Education was questioned.

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June-06-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
Staff Writer

The West Virginia Board of Education is one step closer to naming the next state superintendent of schools.

Ray and Associates Inc. -- the national education search firm hired by the board -- “engaged with” 248 individuals regarding the position, according to a Department of Education statement on Thursday.

The statement didn’t clarify what the board meant by “engaged with.”

The board met with Ray and Associates, which it is...

June-05-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

A recent West Virginia Supreme Court decision could allow local school boards more authority to discipline school employees for misconduct that occurs outside the classroom.

Last week, following an incident at Riverside High School where a baseball coach allegedly hit a player during practice but was not fired from his teaching job at the school, Kanawha County school board members voiced concerns over a state law that provides...

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