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Nicholas County school board approves consolidation proposal
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The Nicholas County Board of Education approved Monday a proposal to consolidate multiple schools into two separate institutions.

The plan, submitted by Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick, would merge Nicholas County High and Richwood High schools as well as Nicholas County Career and Technical Center into one high school...


Justice names Bill White new minority affairs director
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he’s appointed state Board of Education member Dr. Bill White to head up Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs.

White, who will resign his seat on the school board, is a Bluefield native.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to give back to the state I love and help Governor Justice make West Virginia number one...


State BOE moving forward with replacement to Martirano
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite sounding like he was having second thoughts about his decision to leave West Virginia, the state Board of Education fully expects state School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano to follow through with his previously announced resignation.

“I’m an honest person as the day is driven, I’m struggling with this decision so much. I’m so conflicted...


Kanawha BOE approves contract to replace flooded schools
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Kanawha County Board of Education approved Thursday a contract with a company to provide construction management services for two new schools.

The West Virginia School Building Authority is handling how to replace Clendenin Elementary School and Herbert Hoover High School, which were both destroyed in last June’s flood.

Chuck Wilson,...


Mercer school board, superintendent sued over Bible classes
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a member of the Wisconsin-based nonprofit who’s a parent of a student at a public Mercer County elementary school filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to declare unconstitutional a Bible classes program in Mercer’s public school system.

The lawsuit — filed against the Mercer school board and Mercer schools...