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November-13-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice’s administration has asked state agencies to prepare for a possible $100 million mid-fiscal-year budget cut and get ready for budget cuts for next fiscal year.

Meanwhile, West Virginia public colleges need more money to repair and maintain buildings and grounds, the state’s higher education oversight agencies say.

And the state School Building Authority, which helps fund prekindergarten-12th-grade school...

November-12-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board has five public meetings scheduled over the next two weeks to give state workers an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2021 health insurance plan that will begin next July.

The first meeting, a telephone town hall, is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Meetings are also scheduled to be held Wednesday in Morgantown and next week in Charleston,...

November-08-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Social Studies teacher Brian Allman was sitting on the top row of the bleachers in the school gym Thursday morning for an assembly–not realizing the assembly was to honor him.

Allman was soon to learn that he was the recipient of a Milken Educator Award giving to top teachers across the country. The students cheered as Allman snaked his way down through the crowd giving high fives to many of them along the way.

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November-05-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine says it’s going to take consistency and accountability to see improvement in the state’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores.

Paine appeared on a recent episode of MetroNews ‘Talkline’ to discuss the NAEP results that showed the Mountain State to be one of three states to have...

November-04-2019

WV MetroNews

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Voters in both Mercer and Ritchie counties renewed school system excess levies in countywide elections held Saturday.

In Mercer County, voters renewed a five-year excess by a nearly two-to-one margin, 3,161 for the levy and 1,648 against. The excess levy provides the school system approximately $13 million a year.

Ritchie County voters renewed the county’s $5.8 million annual excess levy by a vote of 1,038 to 175.

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