Local School Board Cuts 84 Positions

WAYNE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Some 84 jobs were eliminated Tuesday night by the Wayne County Board of Education.

The board agreed to cut those positions so they can get back on track again; they hope to have their budget approved soon by the state Board of Education.

The cuts include abolished positions, consolidated positions, reductions in force (RIFs) and transfers. They will take effect at the end of the school year.

The school system expects to have the budget approved in May.

School Superintendent David Roach said school officials haven't had much of a choice. He explained that if the board hadn't approved the cuts, the state possibly would have stepped in and made cuts to save money.

Roach pointed out that some other counties have faced a similar economic reality.

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