Preston board members discuss their thoughts on school closings

KINGWOOD — After six weeks of silence, members of the Preston County Board of Education talked about their thoughts leading up to Tuesday’s vote to table  consolidating two schools.
Board President Jack Keim said no more than two BOE members could attend any of the public meetings, which were not board meetings, to avoid having a quorum present. At the public hearings, they were advised by their attorney to only listen and accept information provided.
The five  broke their silence Tuesday, before voting 4-1 to table the closure of Rowlesburg and Fellowsville schools and seek a state waiver on the time constraints for closure, so they could again put a levy before voters.
Pam Feathers
Feathers applauded  the community members, superintendent and staff for their work gathering information. The community has,  “involuntarily educated yourselves on other topics, regarding the structure, mechanics and undeniably complicated logistics of our educational system,” Feathers said.

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