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Mingo County Schools may cut up to 65 positions

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Mingo County Schools may be required to cut professional employment in the school system by 10 percent for the 2016 – 2017 school term because of the lack of state funding due to declining enrollment in area schools.

The lack of funding could result in the loss of 20 teaching positions and up to 45 service personnel throughout the county.

The issue was addressed at a Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) meeting earlier in the month by Dr. Bobbera, Mingo County Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Richard Duncan, Human Resources Director for Mingo County Schools.

On Oct.22, Duncan said, “Right now, we are working on some preliminary data that puts our state aid overages at about 20 professional personnel and 45 service personnel. This is not official but gives us a starting point for the discussion. We are also unsure at this point how severe the budget cuts will hit state aid for the schools, so it is possible that we could see less funding than even the formula says we are supposed to get…

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