- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The president of the state Board of Education is questioning a building agency’s rejection of Fayette County’s request for funding for a school consolidation plan.

Mike Green wrote to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday. The letter called on the School Building Authority to conduct a new vote.

Earlier this month the state Board of Education voted to combine Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge, Midland Trail and Oak Hill high schools. On Monday the SBA denied the county’s request, citing a lack of local support, including a rejected bond issue by voters in June.

Green says the SBA exceeded its authority because it was only supposed to determine whether the required data had been filed.

SBA executive director David Snead didn’t immediately return a telephone message Wednesday.

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