7/27/2013 5:45 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
SUMMERSVILLE - School boards from six different counties gathered today to discuss sharing services between organizations. Fayette, Greenbrier, Braxton, Pocahontas, Webster and Nicholas County boards and superintendents met under house bill 29-40. Leaders discussed how they can share services between counties to become more efficient in terms of money and education.
"This is very good because really what this bill does is it doesn't require anyone to do anything except have a conversation and begin a conversation about how to serve children and by increased student achievement by working with other counties for greater efficiency," Executive Director of the School Board Association, Howard O'Cull said.
"In Fayette County we've discussed sharing some services and some of the areas that we thought about are professional development through our regional education service agency," Fayette County Superintendent Keith Butcher said. "We've been sharing professional development services and perhaps there is some value in broadening those services."
The county school boards are to meet four more times under the bill.