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W.Va. Supreme Court considers immunity in Marple's suit
By Pam Ramsey, The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court is considering whether the state Board of Education can be sued by a former state schools superintendent over its decision to fire her.

The board has asked the court to overturn a circuit judge’s denial of its request to dismiss Jorea Marple’s lawsuit. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the appeal on Tuesday.


Extended stop signs on buses helping to reduce violations
By Christina Fan,

CABELL COUNTY, WV - Carol Hall has run the same bus route in Cabell County for over five years. She said watching drivers running her stop sign has become a daily occurrence.

“There are times you could have this big yellow school bus with the red lights going, and they don't even know there is a school bus in front of you,” the veteran school bus driver said.



Tomblin denies Green's request to reverse SBA vote on Fayette
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education’s president has called the state School Building Authority’s recent vote to shoot down Fayette County’s high school consolidation plan “unprecedented,” “improper” and unlawful, but the governor has refused to call a special meeting to reverse the decision.

A Tuesday evening press release from the state Department of...


Green questions SBA ability to reject Fayette consolidation plan
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald 

As Fayette County reels from the School Building Authority's decision to nix an amendment to the county's Comprehensive Educations Facilities Plan Monday, some question the board's ability to reject the amendment on the basis of proposed consolidation.

West Virginia Board of Education President Mike Green said he was surprised by the vote and believes...


SBA shoots down Fayette consolidation plan
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The state School Building Authority on Monday shot down Fayette County Schools’ latest plan to consolidate schools.

This attempt would’ve combined four high schools — Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge, Midland Trail and Oak Hill — into a new one, and allowed students in the dilapidated Collins Middle to move into the current Oak Hill High.

Monday’s divided voice vote to...