WV Board of Education Applauds Recht's Decision

Posted: January 03, 2003
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education applaud Judge Arthur Recht’s final order in the Tomblin v. Gainer case. The lawsuit, filed in 1975, alleged that the state school funding system was inequitable.  

“We are looking to the future of education in the state of West Virginia,” said West Virginia Board of Education President Howard Persinger. “Judge Recht’s decision gives us direction and highlights the Legislature’s, the Governor’s and the Board’s moral and legal obligation to the students of our state.”  

The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education stand ready to work closely with the legislative and executive branches to provide a thorough and efficient system of public education.  

“This is an exciting time for students. This decision allows us to move forward and continue to improve our educational system,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “This decision puts us back in charge of education in the state of West Virginia.”