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  1. Mediation did what it was supposed to do in Nicholas County school constroversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Nicholas County School Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick says she was always confident something would be worked out to replace the county's school buildings that were destroyed in the June 2016 flood. Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick and state Superintendent Steve Paine pledged cooperation on a plan for the county last October.

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  2. Nicholas County BOE accepts FEMA fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will put $159.8 million toward the work, with the state setting aside $17.7 million. The state School Building Authority approved in May proposals to build five schools to replace institutions destroyed in the June 2016 flood.

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  3. As judges affirm Richwood mayor's removal, Baber maintains...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Bob Henry Baber, whose removal from office as Richwood's mayor was upheld by a three-judge panel, says history will absolve him. "I don't have internet service at my home, it's been turned off. 9 comments

  4. Timing of bat study results could push back construction of flood replacement school by one yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    It's possible site preparation for the construction of a new Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County won't begin until November 2019. A pending bat study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could push the timbering of the site back by one year, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.

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  5. SBA approves Nicholas County schools plan; 3 approvals this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The state School Building Authority made it three for three for the Nicholas County post-flood school building plan when it approved the proposal Thursday afternoon. The SBA vote combined with approval votes earlier this week from the state Board of Education and Nicholas County School Board moves the plan forward for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to consider for funding.

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  6. State board approves Nicholas mediated post-flood school planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Members of the state Board of Education gave approval to the new Nicholas County post-flood school building plan in a unanimous vote Wednesday in Charleston. The plan, which calls for new high schools and middle schools for the Richwood and Summersville areas, is the result of a mediation effort headed up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency which will pay for most of the construction following the 2016 flood that destroyed three schools in the county.

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  7. Nicholas County Schools to begin voting on proposed rebuilding planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The proposal, known as the Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan, includes at least one community school in Richwood serving students between sixth and 12th grades, a middle school and a comprehensive high school. The first school would be located within a three mile radius of the former Richwood High School.

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  8. Paine says state board won't micro-manage Nicholas County school planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine says the Nicholas County Board of Education will have a lot decisions to make in the months to come in connection with the construction of several new schools. Those decisions aren't the responsibility of the state Board of Education, Paine said Tuesday during an appearance on MetroNews "Talkline."

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  9. Education bodies to vote next week on future of Nicholas County schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The mediation team created regarding the future schools in Nicholas County released a potential rebuilding plan on Monday, which will be voted on next week. The Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan includes at least one community school in Richwood serving students between sixth and 12th grades, a middle school and a comprehensive high school.

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  10. First workshop on Nicholas County Schools consolidation to be held ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A public workshop will be held Thursday at Nicholas County High School regarding efforts to find a solution for building schools in Nicholas County. The meeting is being hosted by Consensus Building Institute, who is guiding the mediation team responsible for coming up with an agreement to present to Nicholas County Board of Education.

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  11. Nicholas County mediation team calls for 2 new high schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    What's being called a potential agreement to solve the Nicholas County post-flood school building controversy includes a new school complex for the Richwood area and a second school complex centralized in Nicholas County. The mediation team, which is made up of representatives from the Nicholas County school system and the state Department of Education, met for two days earlier this week in Charleston. 44 comments

  12. Clay County family that survived 2016 flood gets keys to new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A Clay County family that lost everything in the June 2016 flood moved into their new house Friday in the community of Maysel. "This was a family that had a rent-to-own property that was completely destroyed," WV VOAD Disaster Case Manager Barbara Moody said.

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  13. Distrust casts shade over compromise potential on Nicholas schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Although a consultant has concluded there's hope for a mediated agreement for Nicholas County schools, the consultant's first observations also include a lot of warning signs. Many of the challenges highlighted by Consensus Building Institute highlight trust issues that have become pronounced in Nicholas County over more than a year of debate about how to replace the schools destroyed in the floods of 2016.

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  14. Formal mediation process recommended for Nicholas schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    A consultant tasked with assessing whether there's potential for compromise on Nicholas County schools construction is recommending a more formal mediation process. The recommendations by the Consensus Building Institute, which met over a couple of weeks with all sides of the schools consolidation dispute, were released today.

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  15. Richwood's financial problems are bigger than purchasing card woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Local leaders in Richwood are concerned that the town's financial problems go far beyond the disputed purchases on the mayor's state-issued purchasing card. "I want you to leave with this.

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  16. Auditor is dismissed from Baber's lawsuit, and case goes back to Nicholas CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The mayor of Richwood was suing state Auditor J.B. McCuskey to compel him to complete an investigation over Baber's state-issued purchasing card. Baber also was suing Richwood Council members after they placed him on paid leave until the investigation is completed.

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  17. Some optimism reported as Nicholas County school mediation talks continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Mediation talks about the future of the Nicholas County schools flooded in June 2016 involving those brought in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue amid reports of some optimism a compromise is possible. As of Tuesday morning, there had been no action on Governor Jim Justice's request for another extension amid ongoing dispute resolution work.

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  18. WV superintendent says talks over Nicholas County schools have been fruitfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    State schools superintendent Steve Paine says school building discussions with Nicholas County officials are going well and he has confidence in a mediator who has been designated to look for a mutually-agreeable resolution to the county's controversial school rebuilding issues. The superintendent was a guest on MetroNews' "Talkline" prior to a special state Board of Education meeting this afternoon to discuss the Nicholas County situation, which went all the way to the state Supreme Court.

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  19. 'Silent majority' unite to support Nicholas County education boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    More than 100 people attended a rally Tuesday evening in support of the Nicholas County Board of Education and Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick ahead of a Thursday meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education. The group, who call themselves the "silent majority" on the issue of consolidation in Nicholas County, united to speak in favor of local education control and the county board's move to consolidate schools.

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  20. State, Nicholas superintendents stand together as rebuilding proposals start anewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Jointly addressing reporters from a podium at the state Department of Education, state Superintendent Steve Paine and Nicholas County Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick said they had actually been together in productive meetings during the earlier part of the day. "We stand together today - I sincerely mean that - to assure the public that we are working toward a resolution together and believe the best days of Nicholas County are yet to come," Paine said from prepared notes.

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