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May-12-2020

By Mike McCullough, WV MetroNews

May 12, 2020

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Regardless of where the Eastern Panhandle stands with COVID-19 this fall, Jefferson County students will have a choice of how they attend school.

During Monday night’s regular meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said the school system is continuously updating its technological infrastructure. Students will have the option of full virtual learning.

“It...

May-06-2020

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

May 6, 2020

Over 230,000 West Virginia students, including all public school children in Kanawha, Cabell and 41 other counties, will each get about $313 in federal money for groceries, the state announced Monday.

“It’s unbelievable, that’s all there is to it,” Gov. Jim Justice said in praising the relief.

State schools Superintendent Clayton Burch said, “It’s going to pump about $72 million into West...

April-30-2020

April 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia students who will be seniors during the 2020-21 school year now have the opportunity to get their SAT scores in time to be submitted for college admissions and to qualify for the state’s Promise Scholarship.

The West Virginia Department of Education says it worked with the College Board to establish a free SAT School Day. The exam is available for seniors who would have taken the state-provided SAT School Day in...

April-23-2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A task force has been put together to ensure that West Virginia’s class of 2020 gets a proper send-off from high school, when the time is right.

On Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice said in-person school is out for the summer. Virtual classes will continue through the end of the year.

The last day of school will be determined by individual counties.

Justice and State Superintendent Clayton Burch said the governor’s office and the state Department of...

April-22-2020

By Brad McElhinny, Wv MetroNews

April 21, 2020

A majority of West Virginia’s Supreme Court has upheld the right to work law that has been argued in the court system for years after it first passed the state’s Republican majority Legislature.

The act said people may choose to be employed in unionized workplaces without actually joining the union or paying regular union dues. Unions contended that represented a “taking” of representation without fair compensation.

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