Marion County BOE Sues West Virginia Department of Education

By Melissa Murray, Marion & Taylor County Reporter

The Marion County Board of Education is suing the West Virginia Department of Education for being under funded.

An audit of the WVDE showed Marion County was underpaid by $1.6 million between fiscal years 2009 and 2015.

The audit also showed that some counties in the state were mistakenly over funded.

Superintendent Gary Price said the amount of money withheld played a part in filing the lawsuit.

“We could do something significant with that. Should we get that money sometime in the not too distant future, we’ll probably put that in a rainy day-type account and save that for something such as a facility upgrade,” said Price.

Price said he does not have a time table for if and when the Board of Education will receive any money.