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Justice names 3 new state Board of Education members
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, a little more than a week after promising big changes to West Virginia’s educational system in his inaugural address, has named three new members to the state school board.

Justice announced the three new members all at once. They are Miller Hall, Barbara Whitecotton, and Chuck Hatfield.

“The politicians and bureaucrats in...


Kanawha superintendent proposes consolidating Clendenin, Bridge elementaries
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring announced Monday that he’s recommending that Kanawha school board members consider consolidating Bridge and Clendenin elementaries into a new school.

Monday’s meeting devolved into acrimony after the announcement, with some attendees in a shouting match with an area parent who said the...


Nicholas County school board approves consolidation proposal
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The Nicholas County Board of Education approved Monday a proposal to consolidate multiple schools into two separate institutions.

The plan, submitted by Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick, would merge Nicholas County High and Richwood High schools as well as Nicholas County Career and Technical Center into one high school...


Justice names Bill White new minority affairs director
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he’s appointed state Board of Education member Dr. Bill White to head up Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs.

White, who will resign his seat on the school board, is a Bluefield native.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to give back to the state I love and help Governor Justice make West Virginia number one...


State BOE moving forward with replacement to Martirano
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite sounding like he was having second thoughts about his decision to leave West Virginia, the state Board of Education fully expects state School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano to follow through with his previously announced resignation.

“I’m an honest person as the day is driven, I’m struggling with this decision so much. I’m so conflicted...