Local Congressman shoots down consolidation plan

by Todd Ward WOAY 


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A local Congressman says he does not support Fayette County Schools Consolidation Plan.

Congressman of the third district Evan Jenkins says he has sent a letter to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, the head of the Board of Education and to the SBA.

In the letter he states that if he can help in any way with funding for the schools, he is willing to help.

He says he believes in community schools, not using consolidation to fix the county’s problems.

He also says long bus rides for students from Meadow Bridge is not a good plan.

“Rural West Virginia is tough to get around, especially in the winter months, ” Jenkins said. “The idea that we are going to have kids riding on school buses a long time is not something I’m a fan of.”

The SBA approved the consolidation plan on Monday.

A meeting will be held in Mid-December to decide whether the SBA will approve funding for the plan.