Spending, Audit and At-Risk Students on Agenda for State School Board Meeting Today and Thursday
The West Virginia Board of Education meets Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston with several key items on the agenda.
Up for discussion is the 7.5% reduction in funding requests announced by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin beginning next fiscal year.
Tomblin wants to cut a total of 2% from the budget.
Public education is one of the areas expected to be exempt from the cuts but discussion on reduced spending is expected during the meeting.
Also on the agenda, the next step for the Education Audit released late last year.
The audit has been the subject of community meetings sponsored by the group Vision Shared.
The state school board decided to allow those meetings to take place before dealing with the audit’s findings.
The state Board will hear about the Alternative Pathway project which is aimed at keeping at-risk children in school instead of dropping out.