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May-08-2017

Hearing Monday in suit to block Nicholas County school closings
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Nicholas County school board members say they did attend meetings with Federal Emergency Management Agency employees outside of publicly noticed open board meetings, according to transcripts of their depositions.

A judge may rule Monday on whether the board broke state open meetings law through these gatherings or other means. The depositions were taken as...

May-08-2017

Greenbrier County Schools looks to take advantage of additional instructional minutes
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — One of the biggest supporters of a new state law that will allow county school systems to add instructional minutes to their school days and count those minutes during snow days is Greenbrier County, but additional minutes isn’t a new thing, according to Greenbrier County School Superintendent Jeff Bryant.

“We’ve been...

May-04-2017

Martirano becomes acting superintendent of Maryland school district
By WV MetroNews Staff

COLUMBIA, Md. — Former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano started Wednesday as the acting superintendent of the Howard County Public School System in Maryland.

Howard County is located southwest of Baltimore.

Martirano served as statewide superintendent from September 2014 to March 2017, when he was replaced by former state...

May-03-2017

Officers re-elected; Executive Committee members elected and top awards handed out during WVEA’s annual Delegate Assembly
WVEA Communications Division

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Education Association held its annual Delegate Assembly April 28-30 in Charleston and re-elected President Dale Lee and Vice President Wayne Spangler to new three-year terms.

Lee is a special education math teacher on leave from Princeton High School to serve as WVEA...

May-03-2017

Governor, Senate and House all at odds over budget plans
By Lacie Pierson, Herald- Dispatch

CHARLESTON — The 134 members of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature are preparing to return to Charleston for a special session Thursday with the goal of leaving the state capital with a resolution for fiscal year 2018.

The special session will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, three weeks after Democrat Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a budget bill passed by the Republican...

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