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by LAURA ERNDE | January 8, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Public school education, a top issue in the November elections, will be on the minds of Tri-State area legislators when they convene this month. Specifically, all three states will grapple with how to boost funding in especially lean budget years. In Maryland, Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich will be looking for a way to fulfill promised increases in state education in the shadow of a $1.8 billion budget shortfall. One option is legalizing slot machines, although some lawmakers have said that won't be enough to cover the $1.3 billion cost over six years.
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By LAURA ERNDE | December 24, 1998
The Washington County Board of Education agreed to let one of its members attend an out-of-town conference with the understanding that stricter control of board member expenses is coming. "I think we need to get a grip on this because we're spending a lot of money," board member Doris J. Nipps said. Board member Andrew R. Humphreys had planned to attend a Federal Relations Network meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together members of Congress with school board members to talk about education.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | February 10, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com The newly formed screening panel for the Washington County Board of Education vacancy is scheduled to meet for the first time today to discuss deadlines, criteria and interview schedules to help find the right candidate for the vacant seventh School Board seat. Screening Panel Chairwoman B. Marie Byers, a former 31-year School Board member, said that today the committee will set a deadline for applications, review rsums that already have been submitted and set up an interview process for candidates who meet the School Board's recommended criteria and qualities.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 14, 1998
Washington County Board of Education member Andrew R. Humphreys spent $5,144 to attend out-of-town meetings and conferences in fiscal year 1998, more than the other four board members combined, school financial records show. The school board's expense budget has more than tripled in the past three years, the records show. The board's expenses for the 1996 budget year were $3,439, school officials said. Expenses increased to $7,326 in the 1997 budget year and to $11,104. in fiscal year 1998, which ended June 30. School board President Robert L. Kline said more money was budgeted for expenses last year because more conferences were available for school board members.
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By LYN WIDMYER | October 21, 2007
October brings to mind the Baikonur cosmodrome, Coalwood, W.Va., and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Fifty years ago this month, Russia launched Sputnik from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Americans were stunned. The Space Age was supposed to be initiated by the United States, not the Russians. A 184-pound satellite the size of a Halloween pumpkin had splattered American dreams of inaugurating the Space Age. Homer Hickam listened to the radio reports about the launch in his hometown of Coalwood, West Virginia.
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August 16, 2000
School Board requests legal review By DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writer The Washington County Board of Education will ask its attorney to review comments made at a July Washington County Circuit Court hearing at which concerns were raised about the future of the Job Development Center. Some School Board members want the attorney to look into remarks made by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell, who questioned whether school officials were being deceptive about plans for the Job Development Center.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 30, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY ?Three more people filed to run for the Washington County Board of Education on Friday, making it a five-way race for four seats so far. Two of the newly declared candidates are Wayne D. Ridenour, the board's vice president, and W. Edward Forrest, who served on the board for about seven years until resigning in March. Margaret Ann Lowery also filed on Friday. The deadline to file is 9 p.m. Monday Three other incumbents ? Donna Brightman, Bernadette M. Wagner and Roxanne R. Ober, the board's president ?
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
It was with confidence and a clear voice that Josellynn Harrison stood before 200 people Sunday and read the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “The opportunity was great. Everyone looks up to Dr. Martin Luther King, and the opportunity to share with the congregation was wonderful,” said Harrison, 18. Harrison joined other youths in reading King’s words during a service Sunday to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy. The 32nd annual service in the Chambersburg area was hosted by the Chambersburg Area Ministerium, Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, Evangelical Fellowship of the Cumberland Valley and United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2013
Education reform, substance abuse treatment, related incarceration costs and state budget cuts were among the most heavily discussed issues at the 2013 Legislative Outlook luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. About 150 people turned out for the annual Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce program, which featured remarks by state Sens. John Unger, D-Berkeley, Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson, the Eastern Panhandle's 10 members in the 100-member House of Delegates and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's regional representative, Stephanie Mathias.
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by KAREN HANNA | December 7, 2005
Board of Education elects officers for the year With two quick unanimous votes, Washington County Board of Education members selected their officers for the year Tuesday night. President Paul W. Bailey relinquished his position by nominating W. Edward Forrest as president, while Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer reprised her role when board member Wayne D. Ridenour nominated her to serve again. All board members in attendance approved the officers, and Forrest and Bailey traded seats, though their nameplates remained in place during the course of Tuesday's regular board meeting.
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