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A West Virginia Board of Education committee on school finance and funding has formally approved recommendations for changes to the state School Aid funding formula.
Board member and committee chairman, Tom Campbell, says they have to look at the long-term cost to the state, and the cost of children who aren't successful. The Board of Education will take up recommendations at its meeting Dec. 12. They'll include increasing pay and the number of positions for teachers and school...
As new Senate majority leader, Takubo pledges to reach out to Democrats
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail
As the newly appointed majority leader of the West Virginia Senate, Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, said Monday he wants to bring more bipartisan cooperation to the Legislature’s upper house.
“I think I have a pretty good relationship with Democratic colleagues,” Takubo said. “What I’d like to see is a lot less bickering.”
Senate President Mitch...
By: Pete Davis, WV MetroNews
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A member of the House of Delegates representing southern West Virginia is expressing concern about the future of the state’s Public Employee Insurance Agency, as an important deadline approaches.
Del. Jeff Campbell, D-Greenbrier, spoke with MetroNews affiliate WJLS about the sequence of events that have occurred since the creation of the PEIA Task Force in February.
Campbell, a classroom teacher, said he’s...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Education Department says digital items that were going into state surplus are instead being rebuilt, refurbished and placed in schools and libraries across the state.
It's part of an initiative called SecondLaunchWV. The state says private organizations such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mountaineer Gas and the West Virginia Air National Guard have also recently donated equipment for the program.
Unused equipment is donated to the...