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February-06-2014

By Chad Clem and Melissa Toothman, Staff Writers
The Inter-Mountain

BUCKHANNON - County officials made preparations for flooding conditions as water levels continued to rise Wednesday.

High waters in Buckhannon prompted the early dismissal of all Upshur County public schools. Students were dismissed at 1:30 p.m., officials said.

"Due to rising waters, students are being dismissed early to get the buses (out early) in case we have more roads being issued with...

February-06-2014

By Lacie Pierson
The Herald-Dispatch

WAYNE  — Less than 24 hours after members of the Wayne County Board of Education approved a bond measure for the May 13 Primary Election ballot, Superintendent of Schools Lynn Hurt officially took to the campaign trail for the first time during a media event Wednesday afternoon at Wayne High School.

The bond’s fate ultimately will be placed in the hands of Wayne County voters, but Hurt said she would make the bond her main focus for...

February-05-2014

By Shauna Johnson
MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As state agencies face another round of budget cuts during the 2015 Fiscal Year, a resolution has been introduced in the Senate in defense of funding for higher education.

The proposed resolution, as written, recognizes that “any additional cuts to the funding for higher education institutions would be detrimental to the growth and the financial well-being of West Virginia.”

It continued, “Budgetary cuts to higher...

February-05-2014

By Kristi Murphy
The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell County school officials are in the process of developing the district's 2014-2015 school calendar that will include 10 days at the end of the school year that can be used if the district cancels more than seven days of school next year.

Assistant superintendent Dr. Jeff Smith gave a presentation at Tuesday evening's regular board meeting that highlighted the new regulations from the West Virginia Department of...

February-05-2014

By WDTV

A former member of the Harrison County Board of Education is returning to serve again.

Chuck Reider will fill the remaining five months of Mike Queen's term. Queen resigned last month in order to run for State Senate. Reider previously served a four-year term on the board. He chose not to run for the board in the upcoming June election, but hopes his experience in personnel and budget matters will make a difference in the next five months. He will be sworn in at the...

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