8/27/2013 7:39 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Dwindling student enrollment across the state forced school officials to make some difficult decisions.
The most recent State Department of Education report showed that 37 of West Virginia's 55 counties lost students from 2008 to 2012. The fewer the students a county has, the less state funding it received.
Some counties debated whether to cut staff or eliminate electives.
Low student enrollment also contributed to the consolidation of several schools.