The West Virginia School Building Authority on Monday decided on how it would distribute $43 million in funding.
Kanawha County, which had several schools in dire need of repair and expansion, did not receive any money. SBA members said it's not because those needs weren't important; they said they just didn’t have enough money to go around.
The SBA distributed $43 million to schools in Mingo, Wayne, Gilmer and several other counties. Board members said they received $100 million in requests this year and chose to fund schools in small, rural counties. They said they understand schools such as Andrews Heights Elementary and Point Harmony Elementary in Kanawha County could use the money, but there is always next year.