Kanawha County schools pay big bucks for overtime
The Kanawha County school system is looking into its own books, after it was discovered more than a million dollars in overtime pay went to 86 maintenance workers last year. The WV Gazette reports some workers were paid a few hundred dollars extra, but at least two workers were paid over $40,000 more. In some cases, maintenance workers doubled their salaries with over time pay, and just the amount of the overtime pay was equal to, if not above, a teacher's salary. The school board has launched an immediate investigation.