The state Board of Education recently received a report outlining deficiencies, inefficiencies and other problems within the Lincoln County school system.
The areas of most concern were finance, overtime, and transportation. School Superintendent Jeff Kelley has been in his position since May and he says there must be more accountability.
The report prompted the West Virginia Board of Education to declare an emergency in Lincoln County Schools.
One specific issue, around 45% of the school buses in Lincoln County have been towed at least once in the past two years. The report found almost no documentation for why the buses were towed or what maintenance was performed.
Lincoln County has six months to reverse the problems or risk a state takeover of the school system.