Dozens resign from Boone County schools

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Dozens resign from Boone County schools
By WSAZ Staff

DANVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Roughly 40 employees of the Boone County School District are resigning amid the budget crisis.

Monday was the deadline to resign ahead of the 2016-17 school year.

Back on July 18, employees were told they would take a $4,000 pay cut as a way to help deal with the budget deficit in Boone County. They will also lose health and dental benefits.

The district lost roughly $9 million because of the downturn in the coal industry and a loss of property tax revenue.

On Monday, 27 professionals, seven employees with extracurricular contracts (coaches, club advisors) and one substitute resigned from the district.

All of the vacant jobs will be posted to be filled on Tuesday.

The board voted that 34 contracts of employees that used to be year-round employees were also changed to reflect employment status for 200 days per school year.