West Virginia Warns 55 Prison Educators of Possible Layoffs
West Virginia officials have warned 55 prison educators of possible layoffs amid the ongoing budget stalemate.
Sarah Stewart of the state Department of Education says a letter was sent Thursday to the teachers and principals at adult prison facilities.
The educators are a combination of full-time and part-time workers.
Stewart says the letters went on the assumption in the House budget that calls for sweeping $4 million from the adult inmate education program. House members have since called for restoring $2 million of that fund.
The GOP-led Legislature continues to negotiate a budget with a $270 million shortfall. Without a budget, the state government would shut down beginning July 1.