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Environmental Contamination Shuts Down Pennsylvania Schools

Students at three Pennsylvania schools were told to stay home Thursday amid ongoing concerns over lead and asbestos contamination, as state police investigate what former district officials did to address problems with tainted water. One day after Gov. Tom Wolf …

KEMI Board Votes to Cut CEO’s Pay Following Critical Audit

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The governing board of Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance has recommended that its chief executive take a pay cut and lose his long-term job contract in favor of year-to-year probation. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the action follows an …

Schools Facing Insurance Costs as Kentucky Trust Disbands

The financially troubled Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust will disband, forcing school districts to search for new providers of workers compensation, property and liability insurance policies. The closure means financial consequences for all of the state’s 174 school districts, which …

North Carolina Orders Reviews After Charlotte School Bus Fire

North Carolina school officials are telling all 115 school districts to perform special inspections after a Charlotte school bus burst into flames seconds after children escaped. The state Department of Public Instruction says an investigation of the fire two weeks …