School Board To Sue WVa Over Accounting Rule

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fairmont, W.Va. (AP) -- Another county school board plans to sue the state over a new and growing liability on its books.

The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to join an expected lawsuit over accounting rules governing non-pension retirement benefits promised to workers.

Governments must account for these benefits. West Virginia requires county boards to pay annual contributions toward the unfunded portion of their liabilities, or else list them as current debts.

Marion County and several other counties object to the state's requirement.

Wood County's school board voted earlier this month to sue the state.

Marion County Superintendent Tom Deadrick says Cabell and Kanawha counties also will be plaintiffs.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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