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Policy makes sexual assaults difficult to track in WV schools
Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette-Mail

When K-12 school officials in West Virginia learn a student may have been sexually assaulted at school, officials at the Department of Education lump those reports in with other reports of bullying and harassment, making it nearly impossible to know how many sexual assaults there are each year.

West Virginia was one of just 10 states that didn’t keep records...


West Virginia first-grader brings unloaded handgun to school
The Associated Press

STONEWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are investigating after a first-grader brought an unloaded handgun to school in Harrison County.

Harrison County school Superintendent Mark Manchin told The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg that the girl apparently brought the gun to show classmates at Norwood Elementary....


New Superintendent hopes to use prior experience in Gilmer County to solve problems in Randolph County
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

ELKINS, W.Va. — In the middle of declining revenue and population, staffing cuts, and the looming threat of a state takeover, the Randolph County Board of Education is hoping their choice for the county’s next Superintendent of schools will right the ship.

But that won’t be easy–and Gabriel Devono knows that.



Hearing Monday in suit to block Nicholas County school closings
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Nicholas County school board members say they did attend meetings with Federal Emergency Management Agency employees outside of publicly noticed open board meetings, according to transcripts of their depositions.

A judge may rule Monday on whether the board broke state open meetings law through these gatherings or other means. The depositions were taken as...


Greenbrier County Schools looks to take advantage of additional instructional minutes
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — One of the biggest supporters of a new state law that will allow county school systems to add instructional minutes to their school days and count those minutes during snow days is Greenbrier County, but additional minutes isn’t a new thing, according to Greenbrier County School Superintendent Jeff Bryant.

“We’ve been...