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WV school chief says Fayette schools in worst repair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano has visited all 55 counties in West Virginia, but in none of them has seen the number of schools as badly in need of repair or replacement as those in Fayette County.

After the West Virginia Board of Education’s 6-2 vote Tuesday to recommend the School Building Authority give Fayette County priority funding when it meets next week, Martirano said his vote will be to “get funding for those schools immediately.”

 The vote took place at a special meeting held via tele-conference. The resolution points out that the state board of education has intervened in Fayette County since 2010. The condition of school facilities was one of the reasons for intervention.

In spite of that intervention “no major improvements have been possible because of a lack of funding,” the resolution said.

“No other county in our state…has this concentration of schools in this bad of conditions…


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