The Times West Virginian

Local News

April 2, 2013

One more day added to school calendar

Weather forces addition of instruction day on June 3

FAIRMONT — Marion County students and employees will have to make up one more day this school year because of snow.

Randy Farley, administrative assistant of curriculum, technology and instruction for Marion County Schools, announced Monday that there has been another change to the calendar because of the day school was recently closed due to weather, which was discussed during the board of education meeting.

Monday, June 3, is now a day of instruction and the last day for students.

In the middle of March, several other changes were announced because of school closings. School will be held April 12, April 19, April 29 and May 24. The calendar would be modified again if school closes any more due to weather.

The last day for teachers is scheduled for June 6 unless there is another weather day before then.

The following dates have remained the same: April 22 is a Faculty Senate day; May 3 is an early release day; May 27, Memorial Day, is a holiday; and graduation is May 31.

Also during Monday’s meeting, Superintendent of Schools Gary Price mentioned some potential legislative changes that could cause a significant financial impact if those bills are passed.

One piece of legislation is proposing that any levy after July 1 of this year must have a certain amount of money set aside specifically for libraries, which would affect the construction of Marion County’s levy. Price said his main concern is the tremendous amount of money the county would have to dedicate to this purpose, which would take away levy funding from other projects.

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Children's Hospital Donation 2 - CB.jpg Students raise money for WVU Children’s Hospital

    Children from Sunbeam Early Learning Center visited West Virginia University’s Children’s Hospital Wednesday to make a special delivery.
    Two students, Niasia Payne, 10, and Desiree Balch, 11, held a bake sale at Sunbeam July 9 and 10 to raise money for the hospital and set a goal for $50.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fairmont seeks to rebrand itself

    The city of Fairmont is starting to try to reach out to residents in new ways.
    The city created a new position, Fairmont program manager of marketing and communications, to help facilitate the effort.
    Hanna Weaver said she started the job around four weeks ago. She is originally from the Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands region, and her previous job was working as executive director of the Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    July 24, 2014

  • TWV, ARC sponsoring blood drive Friday at FSHS

    The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage.
    According to the American Red Cross, there have been 80,000 fewer blood donations given since May than expected. This has created an urgent need for blood donations as the Red Cross may soon face a blood shortage.

    July 24, 2014

  • Bridgeport man charged with threatening officer

    A plaintiff in a four-year-old fraud cause is now being accused of not only threatening a State Police officer, but also the lives of the officer’s wife and children.
    Christopher John Domico, 37, of Bridgeport, was arrested Wednesday and charged with retaliation against public officers and witnesses.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mary Jane and Patches -ts.jpg Can-Do campers learn about emergency safety: PHOTOS

    Patches and his fire truck “pumper” made a special visit to the Can-Do summer camp.
    Can-Do summer camp, held at the Disability Action Center, is a week-long camp that is intended for individuals with disabilities. Wednesday began with a lesson about emergency safety.

    July 24, 2014 6 Photos

  • Korean War Memorial seeks funds from county commission

    The Korean War Memorial was suggested to be completed in phases.
    Marion County Development office director Charlie Reese was assigned to review and make a recommendation on what steps the memorial needs to complete to earn more funding. During the last meeting, the Korean War Memorial project had requested $8,000.

    July 24, 2014

  • Fairmont reaching out in new ways

    The city of Fairmont is starting to try to reach out to residents in new ways.

    July 23, 2014

  • Police: Plaintiff threatens trooper, wife and children

    A plaintiff in a four-year-old fraud cause is now being accused of not only threatening a State Police officer, but the lives of his wife and children.

    July 23, 2014

  • Children's Hospital Daycare bake sale reaches 10 times goal for children's hospital

    Children from Sunbeam Early Learning Center visited West Virginia University's Children's Hospital today to make a special delivery.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rescue Squad at DAC.jpg Patches teaches home safety to DAC campers

    Patches and his fire truck “pumper” made a special visit to the Can-Do summer camp.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads