(a) The boards of two or more adjoining counties may jointly establish and maintain schools. The title to the school shall be vested in the board of the county in which the school is located. The agreement by which the school is established shall be reduced to writing and entered of record in the minutes of each board.
(b) The boards of the several districts shall determine the site of the proposed school and the amount to be expended for its establishment and equipment.
(1) The participating counties shall enter a formal agreement regarding the manner in which the cost for the acquisition of the property and equipment shall be apportioned.
(2) The board in the district in which the building is located shall be vested with the control and management of the school, except as may otherwise be provided in the agreement between the counties.
(c) The annual operating costs shall be the responsibility of the county in which the joint school is located and subject to the allowance transfer set forth in section fourteen, article nine-a of this chapter unless otherwise provided in the agreement between the counties..
(d) For a county board that sends students to a jointly
established school in another county and that provides
transportation for those students or that otherwise contributes to
the support services or instructional program of the school, the net enrollment of the county for the purposes of calculating its
basic foundation program as provided in article nine-a of this
chapter, only, shall be increased by fifteen one hundredths
multiplied by the number of full-time equivalent students from the
county who are enrolled in the jointly established school.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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