Board Of Education Meeting Covers Update To Calendar, Rupert Project, More

By Ruth Caruthers

Tuesday, March 13, was a regularly scheudled meeting of the Greenbrier County Board of Education

Board member Jeanie Wyatt began with a statement: "The last few weeks have been a very rough time for all of [the] schools in West Virginia. We worked very hard to make sure that we all respected each other and that we were all friends when this was all over with. We just want to say thank you to the teachers and service personnel who were just wonderful through the whole thing, and we do appreciate that. We also want to thank the public, and our parents because day in and day out they hung in there with us through all this. We just want to say an overall thank you and we're so glad it worked out the way it did. We are very, very proud of everyone, and you had our support the whole way."

Read more in the Thursday, March 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Decides Against K-9 Unit, Returned Financial Donation

By Robert Bordelon

A returned donation of $10,000 written from the city of White Sulphur Springs unmasked a local citizen trying to make a difference in the city. Originally donated anonymously by the self-described "fairy dog mother," Terry Belt's donation was intended to assist the White Sulphur Springs Police Department in its fight against drugs with a K-9 unit.

Belt moved back to White Sulphur Springs from St. Albans approximately eight years ago and saw her hometown changed by drug crimes and arrests.

Read more in the Thursday, March 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Board Of Education To Hold Meetings On School Levy

The Greenbrier County Board of Education has approved a levy call to be placed before the voters on the primary election ballot on Tuesday, May 8. Continuation of the current 50 percent levy, which must be authorized by the voters every five years, provides funding for a number of educational services to Greenbrier County students.

In an effort to inform the public about the school levy, Greenbrier County Schools has scheduled two informational forums. The first forum will be held on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. at West Greenbrier Middle School. A second forum will be held on Thursday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Governor Jim Justice Announces Bills, Positions, And Executive Action Adjustments

A bill allowing for oil and gas development on lands where the majority, rather than all, of landowners consented passed the West Virginia legislature and was signed by Governor Jim Justice on Friday, March 9.

House Bill 4268 would permit oil and gas development to occur in cases where there are seven or more royalty owners and at least 75 percent of the undivided interest owners of the oil and gas consent to to development. The bill "shall apply to all lands located in this state, however owned," with a few exceptions.

Read more in the Monday, March 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Daylight Saving Time History And Facts, Not Observed Worldwide

By Ruth Caruthers

Daylight Saving (not savings) Time begins Sunday, March 11, and it is the time of year where clocks "spring ahead" one hour.

The idea behind Daylight Saving is to "save" daylight. By turning clocks forward and back, it is thought to encourage people to make more use out of daylight hours.

Read more in the Friday, March 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

State Superintendent Illustrates Options For Schools To Make Up Missed Days

By Robert Bordelon

State Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine has given the authority to individual counties to decide how school districts will make up instructional days lost during the school shut down.

In a press conference on Thursday, March 8, Paine laid out the relevant laws and possible schedules to making up instructional days and confirmed that graduation dates in a revised school year would not change from the current schedule.

Read more in the Friday, March 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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