FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The state Board of Education voted this week to return partial control to the Fayette County school system.

The state board seized control of the system in 2010 because of problems with curriculum, facilities, finances and personnel. The state Department of Education will remain in control of finances and personnel at the current time.

“We have been working closely with Fayette County by providing guidance and support as the leadership works to correct past deficiencies,” state School Board President Gayle Manchin said in a news release. “We know the system is moving in the right direction but there is still work to be done.”

The state BOE started keeping a close eye on the Fayette County system in 1999. The system was given non-approval status in 2007.

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