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School board approves local plan to spend $4.7 million American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board voted to approve the school district’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding plan at their August 3 meeting. The ARP funding totals $4,744,748 and includes money for academic interventions, student programs, technology, mental health services, additional personnel and equipment to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Morgan…

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School supply “Bash” next Friday; donations still sought

by Trish Rudder   The Community Back to School Bash will be held on August 13 between 5-7 p.m. at the Warm Springs Intermediate School to ensure all Morgan County students have the supplies they need. School supplies are needed for all grades from Elmer’s Glue Sticks to dry erase markers to 3-ring binders – “Trapper…

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Most files recovered in school ransomware attack

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools has been able to recover most of the files that were lost in a July 2 ransomware attack that affected many businesses and agencies in the United States and around the world. A Russian-based hacker group initially demanded $70 million to stop the widespread cyberattack. School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle…

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Berkeley Springs High School golf information

by Jamie Harris The 2021 Berkeley Springs High School golf season will start on August 2. Practice will start at 3 p.m. and all potential players should report to the Cacapon State Park Golf Course Pro Shop. Players should take a water bottle and towel. If they do not have any equipment or if they…

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Palmer is state finalist for School Service Personnel of the Year

by Kate Evans Holly Palmer, Paw Paw Schools cook III and cafeteria manager, was selected as one of 10 finalists for the West Virginia State School Service Personnel of the Year. Palmer was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Service Personnel of the Year at the March 30 Morgan County School Board meeting. Palmer has…

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School system releases plan for $4.7 million in federal ARP funds

Plan open for public comment by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools has shared their plan for spending $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding and is asking for public comment on that proposal. The planning team responsible for deciding what to do with $4,744,748 in federal dollars consisted of Superintendent Kristen Tuttle, School Treasurer…

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Morgan County Schools’ computers hit by holiday ransomware attack

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools was one of many victims of a massive Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack that struck businesses and agencies nationally and around the globe. A Russian-based hacker group initially demanded $70 million to stop the cyberattack. School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said at a July 6 school board meeting that…

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No masks required in county schools now

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face masks for any reason after Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education lifted all mask mandates. “Staff and students may wear a mask if they choose to do so, but no one is required to wear…

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