W.Va. Superintendent of Schools Warns Against More Budget Cuts


W.Va. Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano says budget cuts says have strained the Department of Education to the tipping point.

“We can’t take any more cuts without having some sort of fatalistic impacts,” he said in an interview with Ashton Marra on West Virginia Morning.

For example, the state could lose millions in federal money if it can’t properly track and manage education funds.

“At a time when there’s great economic stress,” he said, “great leaders never cut education, because education is the road forward during those rough economic times.”

Also on West Virginia Morning, Aaron Payne with the Ohio Valley Resource reports that many schools are using random drug testing.

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