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    Gabe Devono was ready to stab the employees on his personally hand picked RIFF and transfer list in the back. That was all too clear. 
    Then when he gets in a Board meeting and sees he won’t get his way he flips.  Trying to tell the ones he was fine with hurting that he was really on their side all along. Who on earth would be fool enough to fall for that?
    The Devono script has always read he’ll do what he pleases when he pleases and if you don’t agree with him you don’t matter to him.
    This time, it didn’t happen. Thank heaven Charleston BOE had the good sense to give back control.  Professionals and Service personnel alike have reason to feel their hard work is appreciated.

    By Come On June 30 on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: GILMER COUNTY BOE BLOCKED SCHOOL RIFFS AND TRANSFERS'.

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    All I can say their hidden agenda did not work. Now he has to answer the ones they were catering to.

    By Ed Watcher on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: GILMER COUNTY BOE BLOCKED SCHOOL RIFFS AND TRANSFERS'.

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    A game changer is about to happen.  New blood as Superintendent, backed by our elected board members, who are our friends and neighbors, and have the best interest of students, staff, and community in their heart.

    Yes, our elected board members will correct six years of intervention.  They will need some time to access and repair issues, but they will do their job.

    Many of us have faith that issues like this will be dealt with in a fair and professional manner.

    By 67 days = no Devano on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: GILMER COUNTY BOE BLOCKED SCHOOL RIFFS AND TRANSFERS'.

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    He must think the people are dumb. HE was the one recommending the riffs and transfers.

    By Jimmy D. on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: GILMER COUNTY BOE BLOCKED SCHOOL RIFFS AND TRANSFERS'.

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    I like to thank all the board members for keeping our job. I could not believe that Mr. DeVano had the guts to get the teachers in a circle telling us that he had saved our positions.

    By Thankful on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: GILMER COUNTY BOE BLOCKED SCHOOL RIFFS AND TRANSFERS'.

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    Have to wonder what the defeated Natalie Tennant was doing during all her years in office?  Or wasn’t doing….. maybe?

    By West on 04.25.2017

    From the entry: 'Secretary Warner Announces the Elimination of More than 47,000 Outdated Voter Files'.

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    For SIX years we have heard from our local board members, watched videos request for financial information, only to be STONEWALLED by the West Virginia State Board of Education.

    Now this gent wants to tell us how important finance is?  We are well aware, the WVBOE provided little to no oversight of *anything* that happened under their 6 year run with lack of leadership.

    Over built school in Lewis County.  Wasted funds in Gilmer County.  Undersized school in Gilmer.

    WVBOE.  All politics.  No common sense.  Crummy leadership.

    By INEPT WVBOE on 04.24.2017

    From the entry: 'G-FYI™: Reminder from State Superintendent to Schools Boards and Superintendents'.

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    Great article from BREITBART NEWS.  So good of Senator Manchin to show his support of Planned Parenthood.  Joe is supported by anti-gunner Mayor Bloomberg who held a fund raiser for him.  We know Joe is pushing gun control.  He has also stated to the effect that he can work with President Trump to facilitate gun control.  Now we know he supports abortion, loud and clear for all to see.  I personally do not think West Virginians support gun control or abortion.  We will find out for sure when Joe runs for election again.

    By reader on 04.24.2017

    From the entry: 'ETC.'.

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    Now it is clear why some board members always probed for answers and their questions were ignored. The members were simply trying to do their jobs. 

    During intervention while the board was stripped of power it is understood that if overspending occurred individual members could still have been sued.

    What a travesty!!!!

    By Cannot Wait Until July 1 on 04.24.2017

    From the entry: 'G-FYI™: Reminder from State Superintendent to Schools Boards and Superintendents'.

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    It is about time that Charleston came out with clear language about seriousness of school boards and individuals on them being legally liable for overspending.

    Nothing like it went to the public during intervention while the GCBOE was stripped of all its power.

    No wonder now why all along some GCBOE members have asked probing questions about finances and they were not answered. More power to those conscientious individuals who tried hard to do their jobs and we support them 100%.

    There must be a full accounting of every dollar spent during intervention with no local oversight and no accountability at all for State-appointed superintendents.

    We need a complete accounting of spending for the Linn school, the loss of public money at the top of the hill on Arbuckle property, spending at Cedar Creek, unplanned spending at the GCES, the BOE office move to the Minnie Hamilton building, the scandal from the new GCES being built too small, and much more. Citizens have tracked the waste and mismanagement for years and we are outraged. 

    Unless a full accounting is done for public disclosure another excess levy will never pass in the County although we understand that there will be a major reset on July 1.

    Thank you GFP for getting Paine’s letter out to Gilmer County.

    By GCBOE Observer on 04.24.2017

    From the entry: 'G-FYI™: Reminder from State Superintendent to Schools Boards and Superintendents'.

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    The fix could be simple. First, everyone pay 10 percent federal, 3 percent state, and 1 percent local taxes on all income.  Straight forward, no arguments, taken from pay checks and paid to the proper authorities (that is if we can get good ones elected that will use the money properly for education, infrastructure, defense, aid for the true disabled/welfare, etc).  Second, there are no deductions(sorry accountants).  Third, no taxes on corporations so they are free to reinvest into their business and hire more people to work(that is if you can find qualified people not on drugs these days).  Fourth, get people off government support that don’t belong there(sorry again druggies and lazies).  Now if you find someone taking advantage of the current tax laws, don’t blame them for wanting to keep their own money.  That’s correct, their money, not yours. We have elected the people and keep doing that who make these laws.  The Clinton’s and the Bush’s and the Kennedy’s, life long politicians.  If you get rich being a politician, then you need to go.  At least Trump got rich first and then became a politician.  Sort of did it backwards didn’t he.  Each and every person that wants Trump to produce his tax returns, it is time for all of them to produce theirs.  The world is full of them.  Me, I can care less what he makes.  Good for him.  Good for me.  Get over it, the left lost the election, just like the right did 8 years ago.  The reason Trump is president is because the last 8 years the left didn’t get it done and Clinton was a horrible candidate.  Too much baggage and ran a horrible campaign also.  I think she thought she couldn’t lose but she did.  Now the left is acting like babies that they can be at times and it doesn’t look good.  Instead of trying to run Trump(who used to be a democrat) down, why not give him a bit of support so our country will come back stronger.  It seems the media is completely against Trump, all we see is negative articles.  Never positive articles so the media is losing support from the people.  Sorry for the long post but it is what it is.  Thanks.

    By RC on 04.18.2017

    From the entry: 'Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed'.

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    What a deal we have to badger our elected representatives to do what is good and right for West Virginia!  Isn’t it a no brainer to be doing the right thing for your state?  Obvious money means more to our legislators than the voice of the people!

    By pity - pity - pity on 04.10.2017

    From the entry: 'Critics: WV Water Legislation Leaves Out Voice of People'.

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    Well written, well thought out article.
    Content is totally about “us”.

    What can we all do to change the trend?

    By required reading for WV on 04.10.2017

    From the entry: 'Living in West Virginia'.

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    Condolences to this lady’s family and friends.
    So very, very sad to lose a loved one this way.

    It is also a reminder of the unsolved murder of poor Fred Hill.
    Many in our local community believe Fred’s murder was covered over because of individuals involved?

    His death was a cover-up instead of a real investigation?
    If that is the case, would be nice to think all involved, would rot in hell?  Sooner than later.

    By H.H. on 04.08.2017

    From the entry: 'Missing Gilmer County Woman’s Body Found In Stream'.

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    This is totally unacceptable.
    EVERY elected that voted for this needs spanked and sent home.

    This is not good for West Virginia as a whole, just a self given gift for the political class.

    Shameless group of money grabbers.

    By Legislators Selling Out our State on 04.07.2017

    From the entry: 'WV Senate Bill Makes Secret Election Money Problem Even Worse'.

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    Looks like WV has permanently captured 50th in health care.

    WV finally kicked Mississippi out of 50th in education.  Think the Scholars at the State Board of Education can keep us 50th in book learnin’ too?

    By getting there- - 50th for WV on 04.06.2017

    From the entry: 'Health Study Shows WV Ranks 50th For Eighth Year In A Row'.

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    You say who pays for the slip botch?
    Gilmer taxpayers naturally. 

    Remember the quote….“I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.“  Compliments WVBE.

    The instructions are ‘bend and grab’ Gilmer.
    The State could give a good rats butt about you.

    I.Stallion has signed off on everything and you own it baby.

    By Remember Gayle Manchin emergency overthrow? on 04.05.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    What is being done about the slip at the GCES?

    It is clearly from a contractor’s error the way the site was designed with water running down hill from the school building during rains to end up washing away the bank to cause the slip.

    Who is going to pay for this botch and why isn’t the State demanding that a contractor pay for it?

    Cozy relationships with contractors and instead of one of them having to pay, public money will be used for botch cover up?

    By Who Pays For The GCES Slip Botch? on 04.05.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    Financial information has been kept secret.That tells you something right there.

    If we could get an accurate accounting of each penny spent leading up to the LCES and the GCES the total sum would exceed $20,000,000 and severe problems still exist.

    What an example of the misuse of public money!!!!

    By Roger Roger on 04.05.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    The money is NOT 14 MILLION.
    Its a LOT closer to 18 MILLION! Roger.

    Of course Gabe Devano will NOT give the local board that information.
    It would show the zombies on the WVBOE for what they are, and expose Gabe-ee boy too?

    And remember this.  The WVBOE hired Devano, they own Devano, and they pay him with GILMER COUNTY MONEY!  He’s their man.  Did someone say he is a Manchin cousin?

    By Its ALL WVBOE's fault Roger on 04.04.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    Here is another way the WV School Building Authority is failing Gilmer County by refusing to provide proper oversight.

    There could be ways to use available space at the new GCES more efficiently to avoid the necessity of sending students to other locations.

    By failing to get involved the SBA is not contributing to solving the crowing problem to eliminate need to use hall ways at the new school for instruction space.

    This is a disgrace after spending $14,000,000 of public money, and the complete story of waste, mismanagement, and abuse of authority during intervention and its aftermath would make a great story for the New York Times to print.

    By Roger Ames on 04.03.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    There should be an independent and thorough investigation of where Gilmer County’s school money went for expenses related to building new schools.

    Start way back to Leading Creek and go through the other steps to end up with the new County school.

    Throw in bid free contracts and waste due to mismanagement. The SBA would not come out clean and of course it would do finger pointing.

    That is what bureaucrats do when they are free of accountability and they have guaranteed job security.

    By Just Askin on 04.03.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    TO: Keep Diggin
    The SBA is a failure.
    The WV Board of Education is a failure.

    The former Governor and Legislators are failures as well.

    Here is the proof to back up these statements.

    West Virginia is ranked 50th in USA education.

    By Kanawha Reader on 04.02.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    How can the full report for the SBA report be accessed?

    The SBA has not done its job. Look at what happened in Gilmer County and the so called bi-county school.

    The one in Lewis County is too large and the CGES is too small resembling the Goldilocks phenomenon.

    By Keep Diggin on 04.02.2017

    From the entry: '"Thorough & Efficient School System & the West Virginia School Building Authority"'.

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    So sorry.I will be thinking of you with love and prayers. Special thoughts and sympathy to Brett and Sheila.

    By Betty Woofter on 03.31.2017

    From the entry: 'Leamon Otto Turner'.

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    Those in Gilmer County who care about the education of ALL children have said this over and over.  It comes as no surprise that more and more the research backs how consolidation fails them. There is no democratic governance over education here.  It is simply a matter of who matters to garner support for political campaigns.  Many Gilmer students have been a poster child for rural education success over the years. (At least until intervention strictly for the purpose of consolidation reared its ugly head.)Will the legislature have enough back bone to get what needs be done?  Or will the Senate let all the House of Delegates and the Governor’s hard work die in committee?

    By Time Will Tell on 03.31.2017

    From the entry: 'Research Raises Doubts About Benefits of Consolidation'.

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    The solution to saving GSC is in front of our eyes. It would be to establish a prestigious teacher training academy designed to provide students with a master’s degree after five years of training.

    Nothing like it exists now and an academy could be established quickly with WVU’s or Marshall’s partnering.

    Students would flock to GSC knowing that they would get the best training in WV and it would be possible to extend that range to Appalachia and beyond.

    Something must be done quickly. What is occurring now is failing. No question about it.

    Continuing on with more of the same would result in an unrecoverable disaster for GSC, Gilmer County, and Central WV—-should GSC be closed.

    If anyone has better ideas for GSC let us hear about them.

    By GSC Survival Crisis on 03.31.2017

    From the entry: 'CommunityConcerns™: Dr. Pellett, GSC’s and Gilmer County’s Survival Hinges On Your Leaders'.

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    Read this week’s Democrat. Two more symptoms of advanced economic decay in the County should be added to the list.

    The Gilmer County Commission is in crisis mode because it has a budget shortfall linked to the sick economy.

    Crime was reported to be up too and this always happens when economic conditions deteriorate.

    More evidence that GSC must make enrollment improvements to enable our County to survive.

    By More Pressure On GSC To Change Direction on 03.30.2017

    From the entry: 'CommunityConcerns™: Dr. Pellett, GSC’s and Gilmer County’s Survival Hinges On Your Leaders'.

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    This is the common sense way out of the GCES crowding scandal.

    Simply make do for awhile and don’t accept students from surrounding counties.

    With our population decline and not taking in more outside students the situation would self correct.

    By Common Sense Solution on 03.30.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    GSC “used” to be a magnet to draw students.
    Now we see why enrollment is off.
    At least in part due to not being competitive financially ?

    Expense of Pioneer Village and the Goodwin Hall certainly comes into question as well as the drain by the Waco Center ?

    If expense of education is keeping potential students from enrollment, GSC will never become the “unequaled flagship institution for teacher training”.

    By why the high tuition raise? on 03.30.2017

    From the entry: 'CommunityConcerns™: Dr. Pellett, GSC’s and Gilmer County’s Survival Hinges On Your Leaders'.

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    Members of the Board of Governors are GSC’s ultimate leaders. They set the agenda for the President to carry out.

    What happened at GSC to get it in trouble tracks to the BOG and there is no way around it.

    When openings occur on the BOG the top criterion for selecting replacements has been to favor those who will run with the herd to be unwavering participants in the group think trap.

    No new ideas tolerated, never seek outside critical review of organizational approaches to continually strive for improved ways of doing business, always claim that all is well while the ship is sinking, and above all else never admit that problems exist and if ones become known to the public always blame outside forces.

    Sound familiar?

    By GSC's Governors Are In Charge on 03.30.2017

    From the entry: 'CommunityConcerns™: Dr. Pellett, GSC’s and Gilmer County’s Survival Hinges On Your Leaders'.

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    The community needs to know that employees at the GCES are warned not to talk about crowding.

    OK, what other way is it supposed to be described?

    Parents and teachers alike know that crowding is there and to try to hush it up sounds like good ole WV coverup.

    On the same line of thinking if crowding is not there the best solution is to figure out a way to make the GCES’s space do and to live with it.

    By Lipstick On A Pig Still A Pig on 03.30.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    I just bought a new car. I signed a contract saying that I’d pay for it but paying for it is holding me back from other things that I want to do. Could we please add my car payments to your debt-forgiveness plan? If that doesn’t work out, could we get somebody else to pay for it for me? Seriously, many/most of the students who made these OBLIGATIONS, did so they could make more money, generally for doing less labor-intensive work and at the behest of the EDUCATION INDUSTRY which sold them a bill of goods that a college education guarantees success. The same colleges that charge exorbitant fees, which constantly rise at a rate greater than the cost of living increase or the rate of inflation. The same institutions that pay their administrators exorbitant salaries and that pay their athletics directors and coaches obscene salaries. The same colleges and universities that have brilliant minds in economics but who can’t manage to keep college costs and tuitions from skyrocketing. The same colleges that churn out students getting degrees that don’t have any or minimal real-world value. Of course it’s easier to blame the situation on the greedy, heartless conservatives than for people to take their individual responsibility because it’s not THEIR fault; it’s somebody else’s fault. IT’s ALWAYS somebody else’s fault.

    By Skip Beyer on 03.27.2017

    From the entry: 'Reaffirm Our National Community By Forgiving Student Debt'.

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    I would think that anyone with a “higher eduction” degree would know how to spell “plagiarism.“

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat McGroyne on 03.27.2017

    From the entry: 'Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’'.

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    Students acquired debt of their own free will.  They knew, or should have known, what they were getting into. 

    Call this a life lesson.  If you borrow money, you have to pay it back.

    It is not my responsibility to pay for your bad decisions.

    You dug the hole, you get to fill it in.

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat McGroyne on 03.27.2017

    From the entry: 'Reaffirm Our National Community By Forgiving Student Debt'.

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    So sensors in GCES class rooms are not hooked up to units to kick in to make foul air better for our kids?

    What genius thought this idea up? The only one who profited from the deal was the person who sold sensors.

    How much did this botch cost taxpayers? Probably no bid award of business to the seller to boot.

    By More Stick It To Taxpayers on 03.24.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    “However, the worthier option is to invest in those things that will bring prosperity to our state.“

    It hasn’t worked so far.  What makes Mr. Gee think it is suddenly going to start working?  Fairy dust?

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat Mcgroyne on 03.24.2017

    From the entry: 'GOP Budget Slashes Higher Education and Threatens to Close Schools'.

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    Here is another one for the books. Results of studies have shown that when kids are crowded into classrooms air quality can go down and learning drops off. Why? Kids become drowsy.

    How does this relate to the new GCES? We were told that the ultra modern school had monitors in the class rooms to measure air quality and when needed the HVAC system would kick in to adjust levels to be OK for proper learning.

    That claim for automatic air quality adjustments turns out to be untrue.

    Who was responsible for the mistake?

    Cramming 40 kids into a class room is uncalled for in the first place and air quality problems resulting from it are another community concern for the new $14,000,000 school.

    Another one for “you couldn’t make it up” chalk ups under State control.

    By GCES Outraged Parents on 03.24.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    The State of West Virginia is broke.
    WVBOE-WVDOE all are aware of it.
    They CANNOT reject COMMON CORE.

    The state WVBOE “accepted” COMMON CORE.
    The “deal” the federal government gave, came with strings attached.

    The COMMON CORE standards “had” to be upheld.
    “OR” the MILLIONS of dollars that West Virginia received from Washington “had” to be REPAID.
    There is no money to do that.

    So your Charleston, education board of failure, has been putting new names on the same old COMMON CORE.

    Ask the WVBOE how many millions of dollars were paid, under contract, to the California Consortium that has been their handlers, since Dr. Martirano executed that contract?

    By WVBOE LIES-LIES-LIES on 03.24.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia Education and Common Core'.

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    When your state education system is rated 50th out of 50, seemingly you can go no lower.
    But the worst could well continue to decline.

    The next superintendent will be trapped by an all ready failed system.
    Most apt to follow the failed policies of their failed predecessors.

    Do not get your hopes up.

    By lots of luck on 03.23.2017

    From the entry: 'Three Veteran Educators Selected as Finalists for State Superintendent'.

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    If GSC’s new president hangs his hat on broadband the College’s chances for survival will continue to diminish.

    His immediate challenge is enrollment increases. We have had enough of the steady stream of false assurances that GSC is bursting at its seams.

    Ask teachers and admissions staffers. They know the truth. The expensive building program hasn’t worked and enrollment based on full time equivalents (FTEs) is down.

    The harsh fact is that GSC isn’t bringing in enough money to guarantee its survival and the reason in inadequate enrollment.

    The new president must reconfigure to establish new second-to-none programs for which there would be high student demand to increase enrollment.

    If something innovative is not done soon by the new president, GSC’s risk for being shut down will increase.

    The reason is that the State ran out of money for subsidizing higher education and we are in an era of survival of the fittest.

    By GSC's Concerned Employees on 03.22.2017

    From the entry: 'In West Virginia....'.

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    I like your SHOES Darrel ... I like your SHOES!

    By Council of Concerned Citizens on 03.22.2017

    From the entry: 'Eagle Scout Community Service Project at Gilmer County Recreation Center'.

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    Is 21 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren

    By cows on 03.22.2017

    From the entry: 'Alta Virginia Baker'.

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    This bill protects from false advertising.  That’s really rich. Really choice.

    How about all of rural West Virginia where there is NO DAMN BROADBAND AVAILABILITY TO ADVERTISE ? ? ?

    By legislative clowns on 03.21.2017

    From the entry: 'G-ICYMI™: WV's Broadband Ranking'.

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    New Glenville State college Pres. needs updated about broadband.
    We have been hearing about it for 20 years or more.

    Canaan Valley Institute was to be the ‘savior’ for Gilmer county.  Well, how is that working for everyone?  High speed for every holler. Remember?

    Manchin and Capito and Frontier were to all save the day too?  Hows that working for every too?

    Millions spent, probably went to some corporate crony buddy bank account?  Sure hasn’t give us broadband has it?  Just more empty politicians promises.

    By political failure for 20 years on 03.20.2017

    From the entry: 'In West Virginia....'.

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    “BOB” probably has it right.

    Maybe the deceased’s spirit will haunt the James family?

    There are 3 or 4 county names who are always filing lawsuits.

    By history repeats on 03.20.2017

    From the entry: 'Gilmer County Couple Says Mortuary Buried Body On Their Property'.

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    Sounds like there is a family cemetery on the James’ property and the deceased might have had a will clause to be buried there, but the James’said no way and the mortuary was just following the deceased family’s direction and never asked the James’. Just my opinion. I am sure there is more to this story.

    By Bob on 03.20.2017

    From the entry: 'Gilmer County Couple Says Mortuary Buried Body On Their Property'.

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    Seriously?!  This does not raise any speculation amongst the community?  Please look at other things going on in your area besides school!

    By NameAtRequest on 03.19.2017

    From the entry: 'Gilmer County Couple Says Mortuary Buried Body On Their Property'.

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    The problem with the new elementary school crowding ALL belongs to Gabe Devano.

    Clueless as a superintendent.  Like, NO experience.
    Clueless as a construction consultant.  Again, NO experience.

    Do not look to him for any solutions.
    The cause of problems, never has the solution.

    Hopefully his Gilmer County employment is nearing an end ?????

    By go GD go ! on 03.19.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Comments about the BO prompt this posting.

    The BO staff should cease its active PR campaign for what should be done to solve severe crowding at the GCES.

    When the Cedar Creek school project was terminated after more of the County’s money was wasted, G. Devono informed the community that he, his BO staff, and Williams and Shriver had come up with plans for the GCES.

    You see what that group got us to verify importance of the County’s school board to use its newly established full authority to decide on the best way out of the crowding quagmire.

    It is to late obvious that if competent planning had occurred when the GCES was designed, kids out there would not be packed in like sardines, and teachers would not be facing the demoralizing conditions thrust on them.

    By Sam A. Wells on 03.18.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Someone who knows tell us many students the GCES was built for and how many are there now.

    Reports are that the first number is 450 and the second one is close to 470. 470-450=20 should not be too difficult to figure out a way to work them in.

    The enrollment could be kept down by not accepting more students from other counties and normal attrition would help out too.

    By Use Common Sense on 03.18.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    The best way out of the GCES too small SNAFU is to get qualified outside experts to advise the County how to use space more efficiently to try to keep all our students out there.

    That approach should be tried first instead of wasting valuable time fighting over the whole array of solutions being offered up.

    Too much room for polarization, hard feelings, and hidden agendas designed for face saving if we don’t focus on the GCES as the top priority.

    By Look At GCES First For Space on 03.18.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    July 1—-we will see panic and ship jumping in the board office.

    We need a superintendent who will take a fresh look at staffing and pay with the strength of character to make necessary adjustments.

    There will have to be major BO staff attitude adjustments too. The staff must revert to a support role instead of continuing to act like it exercises supreme authority over the County’s school board.

    By GCBOE Central Office Watcher on 03.18.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    These were not pay raises handed to the Gilmer office staff.  But sort of.

    Devano called them “supplemental payments”.  The receiver knew well, either by direction, or innuendo, it was expected of them support or silence, whichever the situation calls for.

    Some might refer to it as bribery or hush money.
    It would be wonderful to hear these employees in a deposition. 

    Wonder what stories will come out starting July 1?

    By just WVBOE continued bs on 03.17.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    It is the rural states that elected the pos.
    Guess we are supposed to bend over and grab our ankles?

    By ALL POLITICIANS ARE THE SAME on 03.17.2017

    From the entry: 'Obamacare Repeal Plan Looks Negative for Rural States Such as WV'.

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    The flap about not enough class rooms at our new school is coming home to roost for the State.

    What we have going now is a misinformation effort designed to convince citizens that by moving the 6th grade out of the GCES enough space would be freed up.

    Not true by any means! Maybe moving out the 5th and 5th grades to the HS would do it.

    It is true that closets at the new school were converted to class room space, some rooms have close to 40 students, and some students have to sit in the halls. Ask teachers to confirm.

    Teachers were warned not to speak out with threats of punishment being held over them.

    With everything finally out in the open what to do to clean up the State’s horrible mess is the question?

    By SOS From GCES Teachers on 03.17.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    The cost savings by eliminating WV State vehicles given this year is basically BS.

    Department of Ag eliminating 23 vehicles for a cost savings of $21,000?  That’s poppycock as the Brits would say.

    Can ANYONE operate a vehicle for less than $1,000.00 per year?  Answer NO!

    Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure!

    By WV STATE BS NUMBERS! on 03.16.2017

    From the entry: 'In West Virginia....'.

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    Why are they burying folks on people’s private property? Are there more details? Was there just the one body or are there more? What does the family of the deceased say about this?

    By Curious on 03.16.2017

    From the entry: 'Gilmer County Couple Says Mortuary Buried Body On Their Property'.

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    Does Gilmer County know the size of pay raises for your board office employees?

    One or two percent or higher you ask? What about 10% and higher for some?

    How much did Gilmer’s teachers and staffs get?
    Zero is the answer.

    Your teachers and staffs are overworked, under appreciated, and certainly under compensated with the money going to the top tier as usual.

    That is WV for you.

    By Charleston WVDOE Staffer on 03.16.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Let us get this straight. So big pay raises were given to employees in the GC board office?

    When was the last time teachers and other workers in the school system got their raises?

    Seems like a case of where you are and who you know instead of what you do which made Gilmer County famous.

    By Unbelievable Again! on 03.15.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    But Stephen, how do you explain the increase in jobs and the dow jones record numbers. The dj broke through the 20,000 barrier and just kept going unlike anything that has been witnessed previously and all in a quick hurry after the election.

    Given those facts, what I found funny was you essay thanks.

    By Council of Concerned Citizens on 03.14.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: Donald Trump Is A Comic’s Dream'.

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    Amazing the “employee-buyoff-pocket” issue has not really been brought up before.

    Have Gilmer tax dollars have been freely used to by WVBOE appointed and contracted Superintendent Devano to “purchase” much needed support?  Silence?

    All staff under his control are well aware he is the axe man if instructions are not followed.  The entire school staff has been given the “secret warnings”.

    Its well known locally that job threats have been made.  Of course silence, as well as secrets, total lack of information has been the mantra from intervention day one.

    One hundred days and he’s gone?

    By Devano's Pocket Gang on 03.14.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Citizens are aware that the State kept school system information secret during intervention.

    For just one example salaries of school system employees have gone unreported. In other states the information is available to the public.

    One of our concerns involves pay increases to selected employees in the school board’s office when our County has only two schools and the smallest head count of students compared to any other WV county.

    Some schools in WV have more students than we do in the entire County and there can be 10 or more schools to administer!!!

    How were pay increases for selected employees directly under Devono justified at a time when we are being harped on to pass another levy because the County’s school system is out of money?

    Voters in Gilmer County are waiting for answers.

    By Voters Want Answers on 03.14.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    The West Virginia Board of Education has finally made 50th in education failure.
    They continue their flawed policies in Nicholas County.

    In a community all ready hurting, they offer no help, no understanding, with further school consolidation.
    Consolidation, that has been proven over and over to offer no benefits, no cost savings, no improvement in education.

    The WVBE may be comprised of ‘educators’, albeit clueless ones.

    Bob Henry Baber is right. The WVBE is wrong.

    By WVBE fails WV yet again on 03.10.2017

    From the entry: 'Bob Henry Baber, Richwood Mayor Speaks Out'.

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    This GFP posting is based on true facts to make a continuing cover-up impossible to maintain.

    The grave problem facing the County is how to fix crowding at the new $14,000,000 GCES built under the State’s 5.5 yrs. of intervention.

    Finger pointing won’t get us anywhere and from this point on we must evaluate reasonable solutions to agree on ones we could live with.

    We know that after a major botch job, patch work to try to fix it never works out to be 100% effective compared to doing it right the first time. That is a cruel fact of life.

    Similar to an alcoholics anonymous program the first step is open admission that a problem exists to pave ways for doing something to try to fix it.

    That admission is finally where we are now after keeping facts hidden from Gilmer County’s citizens.

    Our only choice is to work together to deal with the problem the best we can because effective mitigation is owed to our victimized children. It won’t be easy and compromises will be certain.

    Did anyone from the Democrat attend the special meeting to get information for an article to objectively disclose what the County faces with the crowding problem?

    Dr. Corcoran is invited to get an article written to print soon as possible.

    By GCES Overcrowding Facts Finally Exposed on 03.10.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Every single board member must beware of those who flatter with empty words merely to make a favorable impression.

    We having faith in those selected shall be satisfied with the final results of a job done well without seeking glory.

    By Word To The Wise on 03.09.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Gilmer County will show progress when the best qualified instead of the best connected are always chosen for teaching jobs.

    It is a gross disservice to children if someone is hired who cannot pass PRAXIS, a WV subject matter competency test, when a qualified person was available.

    Dig hard to learn if any of that happened during your intervention.

    When an elected school board is locked out of rightful personnel decision processes local level checks and balances, and accountability for those who hire are eliminated to damage school systems.

    By WVDE Personnel Specialist on 03.09.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    I agree as well. As a parent I think the board has to take all the steps to make sure the qualified employees are hired. We pay taxes and send our children to schools and expect good hiring. History can speak for itself, we have to put an end to waste of the tax dollars and favoritism to hiring unqualified personnel.

    By Concerned Parent on 03.09.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Citizens are pleased that the GCBOE is exercising its authority by permitting teachers to give input on ideas for solving crowding at the GCES.

    Teachers know what is going on and what is best for children. High praise and respect are extended to teachers who had courage to speak at Monday’s special meeting.

    Citizens are pleased too about the GCBOE taking a formal stand on staffing in the schools by voting for it to receive information about qualifications of applicants and other details before deciding on individuals to place in our schools.

    We deserve to know more about those who go into schools to be with our children, and this does not seem to be an unreasonable common sense expectation in America.

    Also, we know that the GCBOE will adjust OK after 6 years of the State’s secrecy and deliberate withholding of information to prevent the board from being informed about what was going on.

    Thanks is given to Mr. Minigh for his leadership in ensuring a better way of doing business with the GCBOE in full control. It shows already with the board functioning as a high performance team.

    We thank Mr. Ramezan and Mr. Triplet for agreeing to serve on the GCBOE after all the chaos with the State in control.

    These gentlemen have special skills to broaden the board’s capabilities, and citizens know that their first concern will be doing what is best for children.

    By Appreciative Gilmer County Community on 03.09.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    The crowding problem at the GCES would not be solved by moving the sixth grade out.

    Talk to teachers and parents to verify this fact.

    If the sixth grade were to be moved out anyway the students could go to unused space at the GCHS instead of going to the old GES to have a middle school.

    The motive for a middle school at the GES is clearly a smoke screen ruse to protect the gym out there. It has nothing to do with what is best for students.

    Send the GCBOE’s central office to the GES instead of paying rent money to the County Commission and save the gym that way!

    By GCES Fed Up Parents on 03.09.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Details are emerging about the special GCBOE meeting on Monday called by Devono.

    It is reported that Devono and his staff presented four options for solving crowding at the new GCES.

    Although it was obvious that the GCBOE had been kept in the dark until Monday the strategy seemed to be for its members to be expected to rush to a decision on the spot for the way to solve the crowding problem.

    One trick in a zero sum game at which one side wins is for the side with power to maneuver to suggest options that no matter what choice is made that side wins.

    What needs to be done is to have an array of reasonable options to consider and to do the utmost to objectively evaluate pros and cons of each one to use the information to make decisions based on facts.

    One scare tactic being used now is that if Gilmer’s preK-6 students go to the Leading Creek Elementary School our County would lose money.

    What about this? if removing 6th graders from the GCES would solve all the crowding problems as it seems to be advocated by Devono and his staff, why not send the 6th graders to Leading Creek for one year?

    Afterwards they would come back to Gilmer County from the 7th grade on and the money would come back to our County.

    Why this option and others of reason were not considered with objectivity is alarming when Gilmer County has a world class mess on its hands with the crowding at our new $14,000,000 GCES?

    By Randal Messenger on 03.08.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    What is the whole truth behind intense pressure for a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school at the old GES?

    Is it motivated by concerns for keeping the gym out there or other secret reasons being kept under wraps?

    The telling tale is that the GCES’s 6th graders could be moved to the GCHS to have a middle school there if one could be justified by verifiable facts.

    By Pete Jenkins on 03.08.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Citizens hear that it was claimed at the meeting that the GCES crowding crisis was not caused by incompetent planning. What else could you call it?

    Another thing it was stated that the crowding could be solved by moving out the 6th grade.

    How does the last claim stack up when parents hear that the GCES is up to 10 rooms too small?

    Another excess levy will never pass again unless citizens start getting the truth and existing SNAFUs are cleaned up the best they can be after the State’s long string of blunders.

    By Parents For Sending Children to LCES on 03.08.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Can you believe these flunky, bought off delegates would write a bill like this, let alone actually pass it??

    These sell-outs should be ashamed of themselves.  I am.

    We need a list of those who voted for it!

    The CANCER CREEK SELL-OUTS should all resign and STAY HOME if they cannot do better that this for those who elected them!

    By BOUGHT OFF DELEGATES on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'Public Outcry Sparked GOP Votes Against “Cancer Creek” Bill'.

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    Its being widely reported Mr. Devano has a backup choir in place.

    Paid staff singing praises and glories at yesterday’s special work session.

    Apparently the choir should practice more, as well as find a new ‘director’.

    Reported our local elected school board did not give any standing ovations.

    By Correction on Devano Choir on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    “West Virginia has the highest rate of exiting population in the nation.  It has the lowest ratio of employment to employable people in he nation.  College kids head for the door, and so do a lot of high school grads.“

    It’s a matter of brutal fact that West Virginia has more people than it can support, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a college graduate, a high school graduate or a drop-out, your chances of living a good life are in most cases better somewhere else.

    That will only change when the population reaches a sustainable level.

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat McGroyne on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'Open Letter to Governor Jim Justice and DEP Secretary Austin Caperton'.

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    It is “Insensitive” Jerk not Insenstive Jerk, sorry for the typo., but a rose by any other name—-?

    By Insensitive Jerk on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'Open Letter to Governor Jim Justice and DEP Secretary Austin Caperton'.

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    Rounds are being made by assigned town criers to spread propaganda that what happened with intervention and building the new too small GES was not due to planning errors or any other types of botch.

    OK. What is the correct description for the State- sponsored disaster? Lipstick on a pig is still a pig.

    By Someone Should Be Held Accountable on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Well stated Mr. Bond.
    TO: Insenstive Jerk.  You are.

    By SAID IT WELL on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'Open Letter to Governor Jim Justice and DEP Secretary Austin Caperton'.

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    Mr. Devano had 5 people singing praises in his choir.
    Three of them are no longer BOE members.
    One owns a newspaper.  That accounts for 4.
    Number 5 looks at him from the mirror.

    By Devano has no choir on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    When engaging in embellishment and hyperbole, one tends to lose their credibility. Having worked in a compressor station for 9 1/2 years and still with excellent hearing, I know compressor stations, especially the modern ones do not roar or belch. Natural gas is the cleanest hydrocarbon fuel known to man, cleaner than oil and much cleaner than coal.

    By Insenstive Jerk on 03.07.2017

    From the entry: 'Open Letter to Governor Jim Justice and DEP Secretary Austin Caperton'.

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    News editor D Corcoran Senior Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder owes the Gilmer County Board of Education an apology.  Actually, he owes the national press core an apology for pretending to print news! 

    Even regular know it all naysayers tell it so. Was told around the cornerstone the President talked about how important it was for community groups to get back their buildings and make something of them and the whole board spent a long time in private on an employee complaint. Might as well not bother to pay somebody to attend and report if what was in the paper passes for news. They seldom even bother anyway.

    By Save Your Money Read The GFP on 03.06.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    I’ve been a reader since retirement 20 years ago.
    I’ve yet to hear anyone accuse them of being accurate.

    By Democrap Reader on 03.06.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Does Mr. Devano really think the local board won’t replace him on June 30th with someone who has local children in mind after the fiasco of the past few years??

    By Karen Pennebaker on 03.06.2017

    From the entry: 'STARTING WITH TRUTH ENDING WITH LIES ONLY HURTS US'.

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    Doesn’t Mole mean that if pay is excessive for work done by any central office employee there should be a downward adjustment to be inline with what is reasonable and customary?

    On the other hand if there is any underpaid employee that should be taken under consideration too to set things right.

    What about central office supplemental pay increases given by Devono? How were they justified and are they permanent?

    By Another Gilmer Mole Imbed on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Here is something that should have been said long ago. When discussions occur in the County about Pre-K-12 school decisions there are those who claim that Mr. Morris always calls all the shots.

    To give the gentleman credit he is an entrepreneurial genius and it would be impossible for him to get personally involved with everything going on in the County. Sure, he may have his opinions, but who doesn’t?

    Current propaganda sweeping the County is that Mr. Morris wants the old GES to be converted into a middle school.

    He and his family would be the last ones to be advocates for the old building to be reused if there is one question about safety of the site for children.

    Ask Mr. Morris to get his direct answer and do not rely on false information being put out by others who always use his name for everything that comes up.

    By Ask Mr. Morris about the GES Controversy on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    It is wrong for any of the GCBOE’s central office staff to be out campaigning for the creation of a middle school at the former GES to solve crowding at the GCES.

    The role of the staff should be confined to providing information for the GCBOE to use to make wise decisions.

    If the staff’s role is not agreeable to any of them they should get jobs elsewhere at the pay they are getting now.

    The pay is an issue for another day. Are any of the individuals getting pay out of line with their jobs and if not there should be adjustments.

    By Pressured School Mole on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    The Democrat article quoting Devono needs explaining.

    It was made out that the GCBOE approved a middle school and after checking that represented misreporting.

    There is reliable confirmation that options are open for dealing with crowding problems at the GCES and nothing was approved in advance.

    What happened to common sense? The LCES was built too large, the GCES was built too small. The answer is simple.

    Send some of Gilmer’s kids to Lewis County and the problems would cancel out.

    It is pure hogwash to claim that Gilmer’s kids would be contaminated by mixing them with kids from Lewis County.

    We cannot help that the WV School Building Authority and the now gone members of the WVBOE
    failed the County and they are finger pointing at each other and back to Gilmer County.

    Folks, we have a bad crowding problem on our hands at the GCES and it is ours to solve.

    At tomorrow’s 11:00 am meeting when crowding will be discussed, Mr. Minigh is encouraged to clear up misleading information in the Democrat’s story.

    Mr. Minigh should explain that Gabe Devono is not the GCBOE and he does not speak for it unless there is prior authorization.

    By Glenville Democrat Misreported on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Everything pushed hard in Gilmer County by the controlling class can be tracked to money flow.

    If vehicle traffic by parents and others in and out of the area where the GCES is located decreases fast food and other businesses out there will suffer.

    That is the reason for the stiff movement underway for not sending grade school kids to the LCES in Lewis County.

    Get all the vehicle traffic you can going in and out of the GCES to keep up foot traffic to businesses. That is what is going on with a pretense of what is best for kids.

    Think very carefully when you hear manufactured excuses for not easing crowding at the GCES by allowing some kids to go to Lewis County.

    Gilmer County paid out good money for the LCES. By putting pieces together it is believed that we paid for the land where that school was built, our share of fixing the slip caused by an incompetent site study, and costs for the site study. Maybe there is more which has been kept secret.

    The newly formed GCBOE should give the County a full accounting for everything we paid out for the LCES. It has authority over finances now and we deserve to get the full set of facts!!!!!

    By Give Gilmer County Facts About LCES on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    The more we read about the states budget woes, the word -incompetent- comes to mind.

    The former administration and the legislature are completely to blame.  Blaming decreased revenue is a cop-out and poor attempt to smoke screen their incompetent management.

    Bookies would give odds the Legislature will not make any meaningful attempt to get a grip on the problem.

    By Another Moody Downgrade Coming on 03.05.2017

    From the entry: 'Justice Identifies $120 Million and Proposes Using It For FY 2017 Deficit'.

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    Why would anyone in their right mind lobby for putting kids back in the old GES?

    The truth is that there probably is not anywhere in the Country were a school of any type is started up to be up against a manufacturing plant using highly flammable materials.

    If we have to move kids send them to the new LES as originally planned.

    It is ridiculous that there are individuals saying how terrible it would be for our kids to go to Lewis County as if it would be a major disaster.

    Reasons they give include fear of a poorer education for kids, breaking up Gilmer’s communities, and the loss of money for our school system.

    Our communities are dead already and they are not coming back. If there are valid concerns about the quality of education in Lewis County that could be fixed.

    Tear up the existing school agreement with Lewis County and negotiate a better one so the LES would be a show piece for educating children.

    Regarding money if more of our kids had gone to the LES as Blankenship planned, there was a failure by the State to explain how that would affect Gilmer County financially.

    If funding represents true costs for educating kids and no fluff, Gilmer would not suffer because we wouldn’t have to pay out anything for kids going to Lewis County.

    Lewis County would have to give in too by not sending their kids that were supposed to go to the LES to Weston instead. That information has been hidden from the people.

    The major focus now must be what is best for our kids. What’s done by the State is done and that will not change.

    Get Mr. Casto, the new superintendent in Lewis County, together with the one to be under contract to Gilmer County to work out a deal beneficial to kids of both Counties.

    By Snyder, B. W. on 03.04.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Misinformation?  Fake news?  Disinformation?  Propaganda?

    The article about the Gilmer Elementary school lower right corner of the local paper is simply BS. Nothing else.

    The problems have all been created by the West Virginia Board of Education in collusion with their employee Gabe Devano.  He has worked on it for 18 months?  What a laugh.

    Article says he can stay on in Gilmer.  Give me a break, our elected GC school board is a lot smarter than that.

    It the state thought he should stay, they would have renewed his contract.  They finally figured out what they had.  Hopefully.

    Gabe, don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.  DEMOCRAT propaganda is easy to see through.

    By local cover up on 03.04.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    One approach to consider to take care of GCES crowding would be to hire additional teachers and staff to help in class rooms instead of moving kids to other locations.

    What is the evidence that this would not work? Has anyone looked at it in depth?

    Additional help in classrooms might solve the problem and over time there would be less students to eventually compensate for the State’s incompetent decisions during intervention.

    Just because Devono spent $100,000 or more at the GES for repairs does not justify moving into that facility.

    Put school board offices in there to save rent money in a building already paid for.

    By Do Kids Have To Be Moved From GCES? on 03.04.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    West Virginia is finally first in something.
    Look what it is.

    By Hang our heads. on 03.03.2017

    From the entry: 'G-ICYMI™: WV Transgender'.

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    The breaking news that different ways to solve crowding problems at the GCES are being discussed is about time.

    Hopefully, the different ways will be thought out in depth instead of glossing over as usual and nothing reasonable will be off limits for consideration.

    One report is that Devono ordered his presenters to keep info ultra simple so members of the WVBOE could understand it.

    Besides being insulting that was laughable and we know it. GD is not used to working with individuals of the caliber the County put on the GCBOE, and that nagged him at every step.

    By Insulting and Laughable on 03.03.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    We do NOT need, and more importantly, we cannot afford a middle school !

    With the continued DECLINE in student enrollments, we soon will have no crowding issues.

    It would be far more important to see escape windows installed in the elementary school.  Must we wait for a fire or terrorist attack to make that happen…...after the loss of children’s lives?

    Now BIG point here!  When the WVBE took over Gilmer County Schools, one of the reasons given was EXACTLY listed as the Glenville Elementary School.  Regards location to a plastics plant. It was NOT safe for elementary children.  Nothing has changed.  So quite obvious it is NOT a safe environment for middle school children either!

    By NO Middle School ! on 03.03.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    The article in this week’s Democrat poses interesting questions.

    Devono has been working on the GCES crowding problem for 18 months while the elected GCBOE has been kept in the dark?

    Isn’t this solid proof that the State has kept information secret from the GCBOE and Gilmer County’s citizens except for a select few who typically run the County?

    It was reported that Devono wants to have a middle school for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

    What is not working with 7th and 8th graders at the GCHS building and could problems be corrected with some redirection?

    Would it solve crowding problems at the GCES if the 6th graders were to be moved out to a middle school? Doesn’t sound like it from what citizens hear from teachers and staff at the GCES.

    According to the news article Devono has made up his mind about a middle school prior to holding open discussions about the best ways to take care of crowding at the GCES.

    We understand that teachers are invited to a special school board meeting this coming Monday to present ideas about what needs to be done.

    Is this meeting merely window dressing with decisions already made as usual in behind the scenes Gil fashion?

    By You Could't Make It Up on 03.02.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Question for Devono. What is the full amount of no bid money paid to Williams and Shriver ever since the firm has been involved in Gilmer County?

    The question pertains to Gilmer’s school money going for the Leading Creek School too.

    The question should be easy to answer.

    By Just Askin on 03.02.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Tell us if we are wrong anywhere with this.

    Williams and Shriver did site planning for the LES, the auction barn site that did not fly, Cedar Creek, and finally the new GCES. The SBA was involved too with its oversight and approval.

    Is there any record that what W&S got paid for involvement with the projects mentioned above was through competitive bidding? Probably not with the way SBA school building project money is spread around in WV.

    W&S was involved at the Arnoldsburg school too. There was a slip there, at the LES, and at the GCES to suggest that there was inept site study work with the WV SBA’s involvement.

    Taxpayers were forced to foot bills for correcting the problems. That is always standard procedure.

    The GCES being built too small is the talk in the County. Phyllis Starkey warned the State about it as well as the fact that there was not enough money to build the Cedar Creek School before that project was shut down after all the money was shoveled out.

    She went on record to verify that the LES would be too large. Betcha that nothing of what Phyllis said was permitted to get into GCBOE meeting minutes as an example of the State’s strict censorship during intervention.

    We hope that Governor Justice will make sweeping changes at the WV SBA to get that place in shape when future schools are built.

    You had better bet that word of what has happened here will be brought to his attention big time.

    By No Wonder WV Is At 50th Place on 03.02.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    GFP, can you please author and source your information on your articles that you post?  That way the reader knows the slant from which this information comes from.  There is so much dis-information being posted these days that by just copy and pasting you could be doing your readers a dis-service.  At least if the reader knows the source they can determine themselves if it is something they can hang their hat on.  Thank you.

    By RC on 03.02.2017

    From the entry: 'Who Would Lose More Money Under Trump's Proposed Tax Plan?'.

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    The RTC comment hits on important points. There was severe secrecy over the way the County’s school money was spent.

    We need a thorough investigation to get itemization of where our money went, who got it,  and what we got for it at Leading Creek, the auction barn site, Cedar Creek, and the Hays city site when the GCES is located.

    Not one dime of excess money will be approved by taxpayers until a complete accounting is done and we will know how our new money would be spent.

    The excuse that it would be too hard to assemble financial information is pure rubbish. Don’t we have three finance specialists in the County’s board office with all the information computerized for easy access?

    An appeal is made to the newly constituted WVBOE and the current SBA to see to it that an investigation occurs so nothing like the Gilmer County story will ever happen again in WV.

    What happened here would be a good investigative reporting project for the Gazette.

    By Investigation Demanded on 03.02.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Really disturbing to see how much land is required for use——way out past the pipeline it self.  And then the clearing and continuous spraying required, year after year.

    Surely a better way somehow?

    By Ken on 03.01.2017

    From the entry: 'G-LtE™: Actual Minimum Width of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline'.

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    There is a new twist to the severe crowding cause at the GCES. It is being reported that it is the WV School Building Authority’s fault.

    The report is that when a decision is made by the SBA to fund a new school its size is determined by population figures and student enrollment about 8 years off in the future.

    In a dying off County like ours there could be a population loss of 30% or more with a corresponding drop of students in eight years.

    This means that a school can be too small at first like the new GCES, but in 8 years there will be catch up due to a steady loss of students and eventually there will be enough class space.

    The SBA is invited to respond to give us its side.
    Was the LCES built far too large with expectations for a population surge over there only 10 miles from Glenville?

    By WV SBA AT Fault For GCES Crowding? on 03.01.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Trail Rider, you can not have followed the truth of the intervention trail since 2011 and make a statement that Gilmer is greedy.  Our taxes paid for one half of the land, half the slip cost and with substantial student population loss though the building for Leading Creek is on Lewis County land. Their board received an additional $350,000 SBA grant to cover their portion of the slip plus. Lewis board of ed owns all of it, lock, stock and barrel having final say so over anything related to it. We provide the transportation into Leading Creek from Gilmer.
    That one school is not what broke the financial back of the Lewis Board of Education.
    So greedy? No. Is it wrong to want to keep our county identity while Lewis BOE did not send their 5th or 6th grade to Leading Creek and redistricted not one? We bought and sent the text books agreeable to their curriculum with our children. Any parent wanting student transfer between the two schools had that choice and still does.  The majority of Gilmer County had no input in the decision and are not trying to be greedy.

    By We Just Want The Right To Choose Our Path on 03.01.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    In last weeks DEMOCRAT Gilmer board member Carl Armor cleared up where the blame belongs on all of the problems at the elementary school.

    The State appointed superintendent gets credit.  But that credit needs shared to the State Board that holds his contract.

    5,000 Gilmer residents, one speaks the truth in a public forum.

    By Bravo on 02.28.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    TR’s comment emphasizes critical need to take a detailed look at different ways to deal with GCES crowding with one criterion in mind.

    The final decision must be one that is best for the County’s children.

    Get politics, need for a cover up to protect the powerful, raw emotions, and greed driven motives out of it to do it right without rushing to more bad decisions.

    The insult that changes are necessary to protect lower grade girls from older boys was a cruel ruse to protect the powerful who ramrodded bad decisions and that fact has been exposed.

    By Muzzeled GCES Teachers on 02.28.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    WONDERING IF JUSTICE HAD LISTENED TO GAYLE MANCHIN, IN HER GILMER INTERVENTION BLOW OUT, WOULD HAVE APPOINTED HER AS SECRETARY OF EDUCATION?

    HER TALK DOWN TO GILMER’S SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SEEMED TO LACK PROFESSIONALISM?

    By WONDERING on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    Send the ones that should to Leading Creek Elementary. That will fix the overcrowding problem.
    But you won’t do that because you are too greedy and worry ONLY about the money you will lose from the state.

    By Trail Rider on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    Focus, with ideas floated at the board meeting for resolving crowding nothing was said about exact space short falls.

    Could you or somebody else get the County an accurate accounting for numbers of extra rooms needed for classrooms and teachers?

    This is needed to allow citizens to understand the size of the space problem and how the different ideas could solve them.

    For an example, would moving the 5th and 6th grades to the high school be enough to solve problems?

    We have come a long ways in finally exposing that the GCES was horribly undersized by the State.

    Our only choice is to decide what to do next and we need accurate information to make decisions we can live with.

    By Pete Snyder on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'Gayle Manchin’s Job at Education and The Arts On The Chopping Block'.

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    If Governor Jim Justice wants facts about major intervention atrocities he should assign the WV Legislature to investigate what occurred in Gilmer County to be part of a massive cover up.

    The Governor would be outraged over what happened at the Arbuckle site, Cedar Creek, Leading Creek, and unacceptable crowding at the new GCES.

    The truth is stranger than fiction to prove a definite pattern of bureaucratic blundering, incompetence, and mismanagement because of the State’s removal of local control and over sight.

    By Billy Mace on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    The Glenville Democrat verified that a severe crowding problem exists at the new multi million dollar GCES.

    Who was responsible for permitting that scandal to occur, why did the State keep the problems secret from the County until now, and who will be held accountable for the waste and mismanagement?

    The answer to the last concern will undoubtedly be nobody because that is the way WV operates to work hard to get us in 50th place for K-12 education.

    By Bradley Jenkins on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    Truth about the GCES is finally getting out. To add to the scandals there needs to be an investigation about the pit out there.

    It was necessary to have the pit as a drain field to pipe off water because of the site’s location along the river.

    When the State selected the GCES site one trumped up justification was money savings after the Cedar Creek botch job.

    Those in the know report that what was spent on the pit could have been used to purchase land elsewhere for the new school so the pit represents another State rip off.

    By J. D. Prichard on 02.27.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    Family of Reta,  Sorry to hear of her passing!  Knew her years ago. I worked with her at Troy Elementary.  She taught me so much.  Love, Anita L. Adams.

    By Anita L. Adams on 02.26.2017

    From the entry: 'Reta M. Law'.

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    IT IS AMAZING THAT THIS ARTICLE GOT SO MUCH PRESS REPORTING AND WHATS GOING OF IN THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK DOES NOT GET ANY REPORTING AT ALL IN THE LIBERAL PRESS.

    By JIM on 02.26.2017

    From the entry: 'ETC.'.

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    Experience as an educator? 
    Two years as a guidance counselor?
    As well as a director on a dysfunctional State BOE?
    Wow.
    Correct this if I am wrong.
    West Virginia, finally beating Mississippi out of 50th place.

    By Will Justice do us Justice in education? on 02.26.2017

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    Just heard on the news some illegals gets on average $24,000.00 a year in benefits. That’s more than my social security and retirement. Thanks Obama and Clinton.

    By The Silent Majority on 02.25.2017

    From the entry: 'ETC.'.

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    Was Mrs. Gayle Senator Manchin set up?  Appears.

    By Hi How Are Ya? on 02.24.2017

    From the entry: 'G-ICYMI™: WV Education Reform'.

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    I was asked a couple weeks ago if there was ever any resolution as to whether the windows met with emergency evacuation?  Has that ever been decided?  Legal by building codes?

    By whats the truth? on 02.23.2017

    From the entry: 'Study Says West Virginia Children Least Educated In USA'.

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    No, it doesn’t need 10 classrooms.  Don’t exaggerate. That’s silly.  Some more room for special teaching could be used and that would keep from using the halls plus 2 rooms. Some Teachers have a remodeled closet which took the storage areas. It was never built right and is not a high tech school. What was done for 14 million? Lots went to put a deep foundation because of being on a river bank and having to put a big drainage pit to channel ground water away along with the extra gym size and that is true.  Poor management because the state exercised no oversight of their appointed superintendent and seems he didn’t really care too much what Gilmer wound up with. But don’t make the problem bigger than it is. Help find a way to fix it and keep our kids and our tax money here at home.

    By Focus On That on 02.23.2017

    From the entry: 'Study Says West Virginia Children Least Educated In USA'.

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    Maybe, just maybe, if the focus had been on class rooms and educational needs instead of how big the gymnasium should be it might not be so crowded.

    By Think So? on 02.23.2017

    From the entry: 'Study Says West Virginia Children Least Educated In USA'.

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    Talking with GCES teachers and staff is convincing that the school was built too small.

    Not just a smidgen, but as many as 10 rooms too small. Ten rooms could hold an estimated 200 students to show the size of over crowding.

    This blunder resulting from the WVBOE’s intervention ineptness is more than a small easily corrected mistake.

    It deserves to be exposed by all of WV’s major news outlets.

    There should be an independent investigation and after it’s completion responsible parties should be held accountable.

    Maybe a lawsuit would be appropriate to enable the County to recover its losses.

    By Can Anyone Say Lawsuit? on 02.22.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    We were downgraded at least once, maybe twice under Gov. Tomblin.

    This downgrade belongs to Earl Ray as well.  Justice just got in office.

    Justice and the Republican controlled Legislature need to actually FIX the budget problem, not just TALK about it.

    By THIS BELONGS TO EARL RAY on 02.22.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia Debt Rating Downgraded by Moody's'.

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    The broken government horror story about waste, mismanagement, and incompetence during intervention is symbolized by the fact that there is too little space for students at the GCES!

    Imagine that with all the money that was spent for the new 10 million plus facility.

    Among other things some classes have close to 40 students, closets were converted to class space to handle students, and some students are schooled in halls because of full rooms.

    The community is outraged. It makes us madder when Devono does not admit to a major planning error and there is a discussion for need of a middle school, moving sixth graders to the GCHS, and other ideas are being floated too.

    Didn’t Devono sign the check for the botched Cedar Creek project? That project was abandoned because of a lack of funds for completion.

    It is true that Devono worked with the architectural firm responsible for designing the GCES and he signed off on the project.

    With the State moving out Gilmer County has a major problem to deal with and it could have been prevented if there had been local control of our school system.

    The question now is what can be done at this late stage to do what is best for the County’s children. They are innocent victims of the State sponsored botch, botch and more botch.

    By GCES Faculty And Staff on 02.22.2017

    From the entry: 'Study Says West Virginia Children Least Educated In USA'.

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    Just curious GFP why you would think that he would even announce that plan even if he had one.  Tell the enemy how you plan to defeat them.  Our previous group in the White House has us in just a mess so it is going to take some time.  They did everything they could in the last two months before Trump was sworn in to take him down.  He is weeding through it now and finding the road blocks that were put up and backing that crap back out.  To me what Obama and the cry babies have down and are doing is treason to our country and they need to be called out for it.

    By RC on 02.21.2017

    From the entry: 'Do You Remeber?'.

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    Joined by only 200?
    48,000 road jobs.  Temporary jobs right? 
    Band-Aid approach.  Nothing long term.
    Kick the can down the pothole filled road.

    By Tax & S - same o same o on 02.21.2017

    From the entry: 'Highlights from Save Our State Tour Kickoff Event in Slab Fork'.

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    Where is the fairness in the fake news and the GFP when a pinko commie liberal can call someone a m***a f***a, and the silent majority cannot get it’s point across?

    By The Silent Majority on 02.20.2017

    From the entry: 'In USA….'.

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    IT MUST HAVE BEEN A NATIVE CHERRY TREE BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF NURSERIES AROUND AT THAT TIME. HE MUST HAVE LIKED CHERRY TREES BECAUSE WHEN I WAS AT HIS PLANTATION THERE WAS A LOT OF CHERRY TREES. HE WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO CUT DOWN CHERRY TREES BECAUSE WHEN I WAS A SUPERVISOR AT A CUSTOM CABINET SHOP WE MADE A LOT OF CHERRY KITCHENS.

    By JIM on 02.20.2017

    From the entry: 'What Kind Of Cherry Tree Did Washington Fell? (If He Did)'.

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    James,
    We remember real well. He left the office with a surplus. He made it so the people on food stamp could get it for only 14-month and then they had to work. GW Bush changed all of that.
    Also like it has been said here before focus on what shape our country is going to be in the future and quit trying to change the subject by using Clinton’s. She is no more, although most Americans voted for her. When Bill traveled he only had a little girl. Not a huge family with lavish life style. Wait and see you mo###s. Every weekend since Trump has started calculate the total cost to Americans which has gone to his pockets. Playing golf every weekend!!!!!!!

    By Madison on 02.20.2017

    From the entry: 'In USA….'.

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    Remember Bill Clinton and his big spending back in the day?
    And how he was going to ‘spend America out of debt’?
    How did that work out?

    By James on 02.19.2017

    From the entry: 'In USA….'.

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    There are many forums online to discuss major politics. Am I the only one who would like to see comments here about what’s going on with Local justice in our area?

    By Can't save the world on 02.17.2017

    From the entry: 'MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR JUSTICE TO WEST VIRGINIANS ON S.O.S BUDGET'.

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    Gov. Justice will own either fiscal failure or fiscal success.  History will decide.

    Gov. Justice will own the improvement of education in West Virginia, or the continued failure.  November he will be able to appoint WVBOE board member number 7.  That’s out of 9 will be his picks.

    If he can’t overcome the failures of Tomblin and Manchin, he will be remembered as a loser.  Its his game now.

    By Tomblin left a legacy of failure. on 02.16.2017

    From the entry: 'MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR JUSTICE TO WEST VIRGINIANS ON S.O.S BUDGET'.

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    Justice is a snake oil salesman, and anyone who believes what he says is gullible beyond reason.  He’s a tax & spend Democrat who is going to make the state worse than he found it .

    Sincerely

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat McGroyne on 02.16.2017

    From the entry: 'MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR JUSTICE TO WEST VIRGINIANS ON S.O.S BUDGET'.

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    Its hard to get past the way politicians want to ‘lead’ the taxpayers.
    We hear this program can’t be cut, this program is needed by too many, and on and on.
    That is so everyone’s favorite, pet deal continues.

    The base budget solution is simple.  Across the board, small percentage cut from every agency and division.  The agency decides the who, what, and how to shrink, without eliminating programs.

    Its called operate leaner.

    By WV Citizen on 02.16.2017

    From the entry: 'MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR JUSTICE TO WEST VIRGINIANS ON S.O.S BUDGET'.

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    Unfortunately you are the one trying to rewrite the history. Osama did not want the airbase in his holly land. How many did America killed then in Iraq? 9/11 count is a small fraction of it. Remember US gave weapons to Osama and train them to defeat Soviet Union in Afghanistan. It was way before Clinton when US created Al-Qaeda, just like US gave weapons to Syrian rebels and train them to beat Syrian president. What did we get as the result? The ISOL… This is the real history without rewriting. US has no business in other countries. The money wasted in the senseless bombings should be used on poor Americans. But no, that is not a good idea because capitalist will not make any money. Here is a piece of history… what did President Eisenhower warn us about? The military complex. how about changing this piece of history too. You can say Clinton said it…. go ahead…

    By Mickey D on 02.15.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    So building an air base in ones country is sufficient reason to knock down two towers and murder 3,000 people? One can rewrite history to suit themselves, but facts are facts. I was using as a comparison the “if it feels good do it” attitude of the Clinton administration.

    By Silent Majority on 02.15.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Here we go again. If it is not Obama it has to be Clinton. Up to first Bush Osama was US buddy. When first Bush attacked Iraq, he decided to build an airbase in Saudi Arabia which was against the will of Osama causing him to become US enemy. He was silent until second Bush, GW. Osama decided to revenge the younger Bush which 9/11 happened on his watch and he failed to get Osama!!! Guess who got Osama? Obama! Give him credit. why don’t you? this issue had nothing to do with Clinton. Just get your fact straight rather than trying to blame the wrong person. Make sure you hold your breath. Surprises can come sooner than later with the chaos at the Whitehouse right now.

    By Mickey D on 02.15.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Of course there is no drama in an administration that sits back and lets every despot and rouge nation have their way. Much in the order of the Clinton administration, he had no time to get Osama bin Laden because he was to busy in the oval office with Monica, which led to 9/11.

    By Silent Majority on 02.15.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Where are you my lovers? Are you seeing all the mess and corruption with our current politics? Why don’t you all be brave and blame it on Obama. Why not? He was the most consistent president with no dramas in history of America, he was also black and some of you claim a Muslim!!! Go ahead.

    By melissa e on 02.15.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Johnny, another good question would be how did the schools do with student proficiency in math and reading?

    Pressures can be brought to bear by administrators to keep kids in school to increase graduation rates and that is common knowledge.

    If students cannot read and do math by the time they graduate they are highly disadvantaged so diplomas do not tell the full story.

    Your GCHS got a B from add on bonus points in the A-F grading system.

    If you look at reading and math proficiency alone the school got what was equivalent to an F grade.

    This shows the misleading nature of A-F grading and it is a major reason Governor Justice wants to do something else. WV’s teachers think the same way.

    By WVDE Employees Against A-F on 02.13.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    It would be very interesting to see how these higher attaining schools compare in size, student population.  What is the correlation in school size to graduation rates?  Anyone know?

    By Johnny R. on 02.13.2017

    From the entry: 'West Virginia High Schools Recognized for Exemplary Graduation Rates'.

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    To Don’t bother Pat and Pat McGroyne,
    What would a teacher say if a student answers to a question by writing “You could check with Wikipedia”?
    1) That is not an answer
    2) You must think I am an idiot.
    3) I am. I need an answer to my question. I do know how to get it elsewhere.
    4) Please, please answer me.
    5) Thanks

    By Curious on 02.13.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    When Trump uses his private Mar-a-Lago estate, who is paying the bills and who is collecting? Also I thought only Obama played golf! Trump playing golf while North Korea firing missiles? who was running the Whitehouse?

    By questions on 02.13.2017

    From the entry: 'In Politics....'.

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    Curious-
    In todays society, anyone above age 15 and an IQ the same would know.
    You could check with Wikipedia.
    Don’t bother Pat.

    By just saying on 02.12.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Pat McGroyne,

    Please define terrorism.

    Thank you

    By Curious on 02.12.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    The Palestinians have proven over and over again that they have no interest in peace.  What they want is every Israeli dead or gone, preferably dead if you believe what they say.

    The are not willing to reject terrorism, and they have demonstrated they are not competent to manage a sovereign state.

    The best possible solution for the Palestinians would be for the Israelis to annex the West Bank, allow the Palestinians as much autonomy as they can manage without violence, and otherwise administer the West Bank in the same way as they manage greater Israel.

    The Palestinians in an Israeli administered West Bank would be treated better by an Israeli government than they are by their own people.  Even if such an arrangement resulted in an apartheid state, the Palestinians would still be better off.

    Sincerely

    Pat McGroyne

    By Pat McGroyne on 02.12.2017

    From the entry: 'Authoritarian Presidency'.

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    Will the Legislature move to approve what is needed to enact either of the budgets Governor Justice proposed?

    By Time Will Tell on 02.11.2017

    From the entry: 'Alternative Budget To Governor's Proposal'.

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    Has Justice kept the dog race track welfare in place?
    Not hard to figure what goes on there.

    Got to keep the 42 year ‘public service’ gent payola going?

    By Dog Race Welfare Continues on 02.10.2017

    From the entry: 'Alternative Budget To Governor's Proposal'.

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    Wondering what the excuse will be next year to raise taxes?
    Tax income to government automatically raises to governmental bodies as the economy expands and due to inflation.

    These politicians all have the same addiction.
    Its called ‘spending your money’.

    Has Justice solved anything?  Not yet.

    By wondering what on 02.10.2017

    From the entry: 'Alternative Budget To Governor's Proposal'.

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    Notice please that most of the tax increases proposed by Governor Justice are regressive, i.e., they hurt poor people the most. 

    How many times do we have to be poked in the eye with a sharp stick before we get tired of it?

    By Pat McGroyne on 02.09.2017

    From the entry: 'Justice Goes Deep On Tax Increases, Shallow On Cuts'.

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    i have been to George Washington’s home in Virginia and toured his house and where his slaves lived. The slave quarters would compare to a luxury hotel at that time and better than many homes in WV today. The slave were required to work for what they got and but did not get any wellfare payments. i have seen several other slave living quarters in Maryland that looked a lot like the ones at washington’s home.

    By JIM on 02.08.2017

    From the entry: 'In USA....'.

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