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Martirano becomes acting superintendent of Maryland school district
By WV MetroNews Staff

COLUMBIA, Md. — Former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano started Wednesday as the acting superintendent of the Howard County Public School System in Maryland.

Howard County is located southwest of Baltimore.

Martirano served as statewide superintendent from September 2014 to March 2017, when he was replaced by former state...


Officers re-elected; Executive Committee members elected and top awards handed out during WVEA’s annual Delegate Assembly
WVEA Communications Division

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Education Association held its annual Delegate Assembly April 28-30 in Charleston and re-elected President Dale Lee and Vice President Wayne Spangler to new three-year terms.

Lee is a special education math teacher on leave from Princeton High School to serve as WVEA...


Governor, Senate and House all at odds over budget plans
By Lacie Pierson, Herald- Dispatch

CHARLESTON — The 134 members of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature are preparing to return to Charleston for a special session Thursday with the goal of leaving the state capital with a resolution for fiscal year 2018.

The special session will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, three weeks after Democrat Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a budget bill passed by the Republican...


Boone school board cuts 58 positions
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

FOSTER — Boone County’s school board on Monday voted to eliminate the equivalent of 58 positions for next school year.

Boone schools Superintendent Jeff Huffman said the public school system’s revenue is expected to drop about $5 million from this fiscal year to next fiscal year. Each fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, so each contains a single school year.

In February...


Gov. Justice signs virtual ed bill, vetoes non-public student vocational access
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill allowing public school systems to offer home-schoolers and other students full-time K-12 virtual education, and vetoed legislation that would’ve let home and private school students attend public vocational education schools without being charged more than public schoolers.

Justice signed...