AUDIT SAYS STATE EDUCATION DEPT. UNDERFUNDED 36 WV COUNTY SYSTEMS $52 MILLION OVER SEVEN YEARS – 19 Counties Overfunded By $22 Million

A just released audit says the West Virginia Department of Education underfunded 36 county school systems by $52 million over seven years, while overfunding 19 counties by $22 million.

Calhoun County was overfunded by $277,250 between 2008-2013.

The WV legislative auditor’s office says the Department of Education didn’t follow the school aid formula, causing a net underfunding of $30.1 million in budget years 2009 through 2015.

The most over-funded was Monongalia, receiving an extra $1.4 million and the most underfunded was Kanawha by $5.3 million.

Pocahontas was underfunded by $1,103 per pupil and Hardy was overfunded by $436 per student, in the per pupil funding using the state’s funding formula.

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Audit: W.Va. Dept. of Education underfunded districts by $30M   By Ryan Quinn, Education Reporter Gazette-Mail