Fayette Commission votes to commit $15,000, become plaintiff in any SBA litigation

Sarah Plummer Register-Herald Reporter

The Fayette County Commission voted Wednesday to commit up to $15,000 and become a plaintiff in litigation against the West Virginia School Building Authority should a lawsuit be filed.

Commission President Matt Wender said money committed by the county will be matched dollar-for-dollar from the private sector.

He said the county has waited for assurance from the School Building Authority that a facilities plan for Fayette County Schools will be developed and considered based on standards set forth in state code. Instead, members of the authority’s voting board continue to set their own personal criteria for Fayette County to receive funding.