MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Monongalia County Board of Education will hold two forums Wednesday regarding its comprehensive educational facilities plan.
County boards of education are required to have a plan approved every decade.
Barbara Parsons, who is leading the planning committee, said the plans allow the district to assess their needs as well as the state to understand budgeting concerns.
“It takes the state to approve building a new school. It takes the state, in many cases, for these counties to give money for the building of schools,” she said. “If you’ve got a plan and you can show the state you have a plan, it fits rather nicely.”
Parsons said the sessions allow residents to talk about local priorities, which is especially important with the state’s limited resources.
“The state building authority had maybe $50 million to put into 55 counties that all have needs,” she noted. “It’s getting to be a smaller pool with bigger needs.”
The first meeting will be on Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at University High School. The second meeting will also be Wednesday, yet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at South Middle School.
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