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by DAVE McMILLION | October 27, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Letters to the editor have been written in support of a proposed school levy for Jefferson County Schools, and church groups and members of civic organizations have heard pitches about how important it is to the school system, Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols said. School officials have emphasized how money from the levy makes up about 30 percent of the school system's budget and what a bind they would be in if voters don't renew it in the Nov. 7 general election.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 1, 2006
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Students experienced a smooth return to classes Thursday at Jefferson High School despite a $15.3 million renovation under way in the building. Classes in the Jefferson County Schools system opened Monday, but the opening at Jefferson, one of the state's largest high schools, was delayed until Thursday because renovations at the school are running behind schedule. The work is running behind schedule because of delays in getting materials like windows and doors, school officials said.
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August 14, 2006
Public schools throughout the Tri-State area will be back in session this month. The first days of school for area school systems are: Maryland · Washington County Public Schools - Wednesday, Aug. 23 · Frederick County Public Schools - Monday, Aug. 28 Pennsylvania · Chambersburg Area School District - Monday, Aug. 28 · Fannett-Metal School District - Monday, Aug. 28 · Greencastle-Antrim School...
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by LYNN WIDMYER | May 5, 2006
I have been voting in Jefferson County School Board elections for more than two decades and the hot topic is always the same - money. This year is no exception. Incumbent School Board candidates are busy defending why they have not attracted more state funds to Jefferson County. Challengers promise their winning personalities will serve as a magnet for education dollars. I am disappointed that the topic I am most interested in has received little attention - academics, particularly at the high school level.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 4, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Less than a week remains before the May 9 nonpartisan election for four seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education - a race that has attracted 11 candidates. No more than two people may serve from one magisterial district. Board members are paid $160 per meeting and with the exception of one seat that is up for grabs this year, the term for the job is four years. Jody Ebbitt, from the Shepherdstown district, is currently filling an unexpired term of former board member Jud Romine, but Ebbitt decided not to run for a two-year unexpired term of the position.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 10, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A Shepherdstown, W.Va., woman who has been active in the county school system and has a strong background in finance was selected Thursday night to replace Jud Romine on the Jefferson County Board of Education. Board of Education members unanimously voted for Jody Ebbitt, who has been a member of the board of education's finance committee and is the treasurer for the parent-teacher organization at Shepherdstown Elementary School.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 7, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County Schools officials told the Jefferson County Commission Thursday that they plan to ask the commissioners for $2.7 million to build field houses at Jefferson High School and at a proposed new high school, saying the facilities are needed to better accommodate youth sporting events. Jefferson County could not host the West Virginia state football playoffs last fall because of a lack of seating and a lack of space for the opposing team to change into uniforms, said Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols, who addressed the commissioners along with Jefferson County Board of Education President Lori Stilley.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 12, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com A proposed $19 million school bond issue which would be used to help build a second high school in Jefferson County was sailing to victory Tuesday night, according to incomplete, unofficial results. With 20 of 29 precincts reporting, 3,434 county residents, or nearly 70 percent, had voted for the bond issue and 1,532 people, or roughly 30 percent, had voted against it, according to returns. The bond issue needed a simple majority to pass.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 6, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County Board of Education President Lori Stilley said Monday a complaint filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleging she used her public position for private gain has been dismissed. Stilley said in a prepared statement the Ethics Commission "did not find probable cause" to believe a violation of the law occurred and ordered the complaint to be dismissed. Stilley said she was happy that the commission acted on the complaint in a timely manner.
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