A crowd of parents and residents demanded answers last night from the Brooke County School Board over salary raises and bus routes.

Among the concerns addressed at the school board meeting was the overcrowding on school buses. An example was shown in a photo with kids on the floor of a school bus.

Scott Adams, a former West Virginia state trooper, told the board the state police are aware of the issue, and commanded the board to cease bus operations and fix the problem.

Other complaints centered around a shortage of promised Chromebooks and a shortage of library books at multiple schools.

The main question for those who spoke: why the board approved pay raises to certain school leaders.

Brian Ferguson, a board member, said the previous salaries were not competitive compared to other counties.

Many people did not like the answers they heard and walked out of the meeting. The Board will meet again on November 19th.