W.Va. Board of Education Creates Governance Commission

March 18, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education approved a charter creating the Commission on School District Governance to review the current structure and costs of the state’s 55 county boards of education.

“As we work to better address the needs of students statewide, taking time to look at how our county school boards and administrations can effectively share goods and services across county lines is important,” said state Board of Education President Wade Linger. “Since 1930, West Virginia has experienced a decline in student enrollment of more than 26 percent. With that in mind, this commission just makes sense.”

State board member Tom Campbell was named chairman of the commission. Campbell and Linger will appoint members before the next state board meeting April 10. The work of the commission will be part of the state board’s newly formed Local and Regional Efficiencies committee.

“This is an exciting opportunity for those individuals interested in collaborating to improve student achievement in West Virginia public schools,” Campbell said. “Our state is full of talented, caring individuals capable of helping us move education forward.”

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