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Fayette Commission Sues Over School Plans Rejection

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The West Virginia School Building Authority is being sued over its rejection of a school consolidation plan in Fayette County.

Fayette County Prosecutor and county attorney Larry Harrah said Tuesday that the nonprofit Charleston law firm Mountain State Justice filed the lawsuit in Kanawha County Circuit Court on behalf of the Fayette County Commission.

The School Building Authority voted Sept. 28 to deny the county’s request for funding to combine Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge, Midland Trail and Oak Hill high schools into a new school. The authority cited a lack of local support.

County officials say the authority violated the state’s open meetings law by discussing and taking action outside its posted consent agenda.

The SBA didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment on the lawsuit.