State takes over Gilmer County schools

State Board of Education declared a state of emergency in Gilmer County Schools on Wednesday and voted to take over the school system immediately, citing a “dysfunctional” county school board, the Charleston Gazette reports. The state board voted unanimously to place the school system on non-approval status, meaning the state Department of Education will oversee all finances, instructional programs, personnel, policy development and facility issues in the county system…

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