Associated Press Published

Fayette Board of Education Supports Plan to Fix Facilities


The Fayette County Board of Education has passed a resolution in support of proposed changes to a plan to fix education facilities there.

The Register-Herald reports the board passed the resolution Monday in a 4-1 vote.

The resolution states that a proposed amendment to the county’s Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan would correct many of the issues that exist with the county’s school buildings. It also says that its purpose was to give students the opportunity to be in an environment that’s safe and conducive to learning.

The changes to the facilities plan adopted by the board include closing more than 10 schools in the county, building and renovating at least three facilities and sending some students to schools outside of the county school district.

The amended plan was developed by the state School Building Authority after a capitol planning committee established goals and criteria for the reconfiguring of the schools.

The West Virginia Board of Education is in control of Fayette County Schools.