The Brooke County Board of Education looks to the future in an attempt to fix some financial struggles.

Student’s numbers are decreasing and it has been recommended the board cut some positions as a result.

Board President Ted Pauls says a crucial part to fixing the problem is figuring out why students are leaving.

The board also voted to end an agreement with Amcom, which provides copy and print services, on June 30th. According to the board, the agreement is not valid because the 5 year lease agreement, which was signed by the former superintendent, was submitted without all of the appropriate signatures and without approval from the board.

The agreement will expire after the school year and will go out to bid.

Superintendent Jeffrey Crook is also putting a plan into place to make better use of the buildings that are not currently in use. The empty spaces are racking up money in utilities; money that can be used elsewhere.