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January-15-2021

Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 15, 2021

Applications are open to nominate West Virginia teachers for environmental leadership awards.

The deadline for the 2021 Make It Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year awards is Feb. 14. The awards are given by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan.

Winners chosen on the elementary, middle and high school levels will receive a $500 personal...

January-07-2021

January 7, 2021

A showdown of sorts is looming between public school teachers and Gov. Jim Justice after his announcement that all elementary and middle schools in West Virginia will resume in-person classes by Jan. 19, regardless of COVID-19 risk metrics.

When he made the announcement...

January-06-2021

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

January 6, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice wants to open West Virginia classrooms in two weeks even as coronavirus spreads, but teachers unions are pushing back with a focus on local school systems.

“We’re working with our locals so that each county can come up with a plan to modify whatever fits their county,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. “Each county has the responsibility.”

There...

January-05-2021

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

January 5, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice said West Virginia will prioritize vaccinations for school teachers and staff with a goal of resuming classroom learning by Jan. 19, but teachers union leaders are questioning whether the plan is realistic and safe.

Justice said his staff would have additional discussions today, and a schedule for school-related vaccinations will be announced Tuesday.

“I was really, really hopeful...

December-18-2020

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

December 18, 2020

The Public Employees Insurance Agency approved a plan for the coming fiscal year that holds premiums steady, but the agency is also looking ahead to the possibility of increased costs for the following year.

The coming year’s plan was approved Thursday afternoon by the PEIA Finance Board, following a series of public hearings around the state....

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