WV school board OKs Fayette’s two-high school plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education voted 8-1 Wednesday to approve Fayette County’s new two-high school facilities plan despite three board members finding their predicament less than desirable.

“You’ve left us with no choice but to make this decision. We are going to make it today. If you want a different decision, you still have it in your power to do it. But if you don’t, this is what you get,” said board member Lloyd Jackson.

The plan is expected to renovate Midland Trail and Oak Hill high schools while redistricting some high school students in Valley and Meadow Bridge to neighboring counties.

 Jackson, who voted in favor of the plan, said the plan will take years to come to fruition, giving the county time to go home and pass a bond if they want something different…
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