School News

School board adopts $30.6 million budget

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board unanimously adopted their proposed total $30,559,331 Fiscal Year 2020 budget at their Tuesday, May 21 meeting, pending approval by the West Virginia Board of Education.  A public hearing on the budget was held at the meeting before its adoption.  No members of the public offered any comments.…

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School board seeks interim superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board will not advertise for a new superintendent at this time, but will instead opted to take letters of interest for an interim superintendent position. Their discussion and unanimous vote on the action came at their May 7 meeting. Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Erich May recently resigned…

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State school board meets here

by Kate Evans The West Virginia Board of Education held its May 8 meeting at Berkeley Springs High School. Local, regional and state school personnel, government officials, agency and organizational leaders, high school students and community members attended the morning meeting. A ceremonial oath of office was administered to state school board member Daniel Snavely…

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Leasure, Christie and Ao are Golden Horseshoe winners

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Middle School eighth graders Matthew Leasure, Emma Christie and Trent Ao are the 2019 Morgan County winners of the Golden Horseshoe Award. The prestigious award recognizes state students that excel in West Virginia history and culture and is given to the top-scoring students on the Golden Horseshoe exam in each…

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Indians Baseball regular season ends with pair of losses

        by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs Indians baseball team saw their record fall to 13-10 with a pair of losses to close out the 2019 regular season. On Tuesday, April 30 the Indians traveled to Frankfort to play the state ranked Falcons. Berkeley Springs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in…

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School Superintendent resigns; May to take position in Pa.

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Erich May submitted his resignation as superintendent on Tuesday, April 30, effective June 30. He has accepted a position as superintendent at Brookville Area School District in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Morgan County School Board was scheduled to approve May’s resignation as part of the personnel actions at…

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School board, legislators discuss education reform proposals

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board and area legislators discussed their thoughts and concerns on educational reform and Senate Bill 451 at the April 16 school board meeting. Delegate Daryl Cowles, Senator Charles Trump and Delegate Larry Kump were present. Board president Aaron Close said he didn’t like Senate Bill 451 levying additional…

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Tia Myers is Morgan County Teacher of the Year

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth grade teacher Tia Myers was selected as the Morgan County Teacher of the Year at the April 16 Morgan County School Board meeting. Myers has been teaching at the intermediate school for 14 years. Myers was in special education her first year of teaching at the intermediate…

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