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Fayette County Regains Partial Control of Schools

Ashton Marra
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Fayette County is regaining partial control of its school system.

The West Virginia Board of Education unanimously voted to give the county partial control related to school policies. The board held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday and Thursday at Greenbrier East Middle School.

The board took over the school system in 2010 after the Office of Education Performance Audits found serious curriculum and facility problems.

Board of Education President Gayle Manchin said Thursday in a news release that Fayette County's school system is moving in the right direction. But she says there's still work to be done.

Areas remaining under the state's control are finance, personnel practices, facilities and functions.

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