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February-21-2014

By Pamela Pritt
(Beckley) Register-Herald Reporter

CHARLESTON — The House Committee on Education moved a bill Thursday morning that will allow security personnel hired by county sheriffs’ department to carry weapons in schools. The law enforcement agency would provide salaries and benefits, as well as assume liability for the security personnel.

Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner spoke in favor of the move. Tanner said having armed security personnel in the school would...

February-20-2014

By Roger Adkins
The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG — Dr. Mark Manchin doesn’t plan to “come to Harrison County with a sledgehammer,” but he does plan to look at programs and make changes that are necessary.

Those were comments he made Wednesday during a meeting hosted by the Harrison County Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers — West Virginia. Those in attendance consisted of union members and others in the school system.

“I owe it to you not to come in and...

February-20-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County parents are wondering how the school system will handle ongoing concerns about water safety now that complaints at schools are being fielded by a new "response team" tasked with deciding when to evacuate students.

Among the requests made in public delegations at Wednesday's Kanawha County Board of Education meeting was that schools be supplied bottled water through the end of the school year in...

February-19-2014

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill to allow West Virginia teachers to determine how to use their planning time passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

The bill mandates that administrators may not ask a teacher to attend meetings, training or any other work-related event during a planning period. This includes parent-teacher conferences.

Frank Collier, executive director of the West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals,...

February-19-2014

By Douglas Fritz
WVNSTV.com

BECKLEY - The Raleigh County Board of Education announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18, that they are making a change to the school calendar that affects students this week.

According to a release, Raleigh County students have missed 14 days of instruction this school year. To help compensate for the missed instruction days, there will be school on Friday, Feb. 21. However, it will not be a full day of school. Kids will be released three hours early on...

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