Kanawha County officials are urging residents to get their flu vaccines sooner rather than later in order to avoid a “twindemic” as COVID-19 cases are still high in the state and as experts predict a worse-than-usual 2021-22 flu season.
In a revote at the end of a heated meeting Thursday, the Kanawha County Board of Education approved an estimated over $2 million contract with a company headquartered in Kentucky.
Against the advice of the Kanawha County schools superintendent, its top lawyer, its treasurer and its purchasing director, the county Board of Education rejected giving an estimated more than $2 million contract to a company headquartered in Kentucky.
A student is now charged with misdemeanor battery regarding a video showing him kicking another student’s head repeatedly into a locker at East Bank Middle School, according to a spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday approved a sick leave policy meant to encourage its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kanawha County public school students will start classes next school year on Aug. 22 and finish up their first semester just before Christmas.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will now offer monoclonal antibody treatments at its office in downtown Charleston in an attempt to slow hospital overcrowding in the region.
Seven applicants are asking West Virginia’s new state-level charter school board to allow them to open, according to the board’s chairman.
Unvaccinated Kanawha County employees who miss work for COVID-19-related reasons must use their own sick time or annual leave to do so, under a policy approved by county commissioners Thursday.
The Kanawha County public school system reported 210 students or employees with active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, little more than two weeks into the school year.
Aug. 15 or Aug. 22 was proposed Thursday as the first day of classes for Kanawha County public school students for the 2022-23 school year.
BridgeValley Community and Technical College failed to follow state law in providing free housing to the school president, West Virginia’s top higher education oversight administrator advised in a letter last month.
Most members of West Virginia State University President Nicole Pride’s senior Cabinet have asked the school’s Board of Governors to remove her “to allow for an investigation.”
The American Rescue Plan Act is providing $739 million to West Virginia county school systems, including $82 million to Kanawha County.
West Virginia Community and Technical College System board members approved a three-month contract Friday for the acting president of BridgeValley Community and Technical College.
The Kanawha County school system has changed some of the times and locations where children and teens age 18 and under can eat free this summer.
The University of Charleston will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester — something that West Virginia’s public colleges and universities are not mandating.
The Kanawha County Board of Education voted Monday to jettison the scoring rubric the school system had used to rank applicants for principal and other education administrator jobs.
Although most mark the mild-weathered months of April and May as spring, at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, the time means something else: kitten season.
The public has until Friday of next week to comment on the Kanawha County Board of Education’s proposed repeals of, or changes to, nearly 30 policies, half of which haven’t been altered since their creation in 1975.
A Horace Mann Middle School teacher and two aides beat and berated two nonverbal special education students earlier this month, Charleston police and two civil lawsuits claim.
Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention soon will be in Kanawha County to help bolster the region’s response to the growing HIV crisis, Dr. Sherri Young, health officer at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, said at the department’s Monday board meeting.