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Fayette County Schools Will Cut 18 Staff Positions


Fayette County Schools will eliminate professional jobs and service personnel in an effort to match funding the state allows for such positions.

Fayette Superintendent Terry George tells the Register-Herald that the county will reduce staff by 9.5 professional positions and 8.5 service jobs next school year. Positions set to be eliminated will end June 30.

West Virginia uses student population to determine the amount of funding each district will receive. The number of professional and personnel positions that fall outside that number must be paid for in other ways.

The school district’s general fund for fiscal year 2016 is $61.4 million, which is down $7 million from 2015.

George says state aid is expected to decrease as enrollment continues to decline. She says these cuts are recommended based only on the state aid formula.