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Boone school board makes state-ordered cuts
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

MADISON, W.Va. -- Boone County school board members voted today to finally make severe cuts to their employees’ pay and benefits, a move that will seemingly avert the state Board of Education takeover that was automatically set to take effect today if the board refused to make the state-ordered cuts a third time.

The unanimous vote, taken before an audience of about 250...


Folk tweet raises eyebrows and gets his employer’s attention
By MetroNews Staff

A tweet Friday afternoon by Del. Mike Folk about soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has created a firestorm among Democrats calling for his resignation along with his employer looking into the comments.

Folk (R-Berkeley) tweeted Clinton “should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC...


WVEA President: Boone County should have more time to resolve school budget shortfall
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

With a state takeover of the Boone County School system looming, WVEA President Dale Lee said he’d like to see more time allotted to work out what’s turned into a several-week long budget standoff between the county and state school boards.

The state board ruled last week that they would take over the district if a reasonable budget,...


State votes to take over in Boone
By Bill Frye, Register-Herald Reporter

After discussing budgetary issues swirling around Boone County Schools, the West Virginia State Board of Education voted Thursday to take over the school system.

After twice failing to submit a balanced budget to the state, State Superintendent Michael Martirano had warned Boone that it was at risk of a state takeover. Thursday’s 6-1 vote makes that a reality unless Boone can meet in...


State BOE approves Boone takeover if local board doesn't ac
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Thursday to take over Boone County’s public school system effective Monday, if the Boone school board doesn’t fix its 2016-17 fiscal year budget issues by the end of that day.

The seemingly final ultimatum to Boone comes after the county’s school board members, twice in the last two weeks, refused to follow...