W.V. Board of Education recommends changes to school funding formula

December 15, 2018

It’s been more than a decade since West Virginia’s school aid funding formula has been updated. Board members approved a proposal they say will make the formula work for county school systems that continue to lose students and face greater challenges in educating children.

It’s been more than a decade since West Virginia’s school aid funding formula has been updated, and members of the state Board of Education are hoping to convince lawmakers to update it.

After months of discussion, board members voted to approve a six-pronged proposal they say will make the formula work for county school systems that continue to lose students and face greater challenges in educating children.

“We determined six very pointed areas that need funding,” board President Dave Perry said Friday. “We also determined in this process that we have a very equitable school aid formula, but it is dramatically underfunded.”