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Resident still questioning Randolph County Board of Education’s $990K debt

ELKINS, W.Va. – Elkins resident and retired teacher Bob Jones once again questioned Randolph County Board of Education members about its large deficit during Wednesday’s regular meeting. Jones initially asked officials about the more than $990,000 deficit during the Feb. 19 meeting.

During that meeting, Jones said it was his understanding four years ago, the board had close to a $1 million surplus in the county. He said with the surplus and the deficit that is basically $2 million that has been spent over the past four years over and above tax collections, levy monies and grant funding.

“I received a certified letter from the superintendent and I had hoped it would explain how we got to the $996,000 in debt,” Jones said Wednesday. “I was disappointed. It was simply a financial statement that was published in The Inter-Mountain.”

Jones said he was back before the board and that he would continue to come back until the taxpayers of the county get some answers


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