By Ammie Ruddle
J.P. Mowery, director of finance for Pendleton County Schools, was recognized by a national association of school business officials magazine for his work regarding rural school funding and has been tasked with writing an article for the magazine.
The interview originally appeared as a Member Spotlight in the May 26 issue of Accents and is reprinted with permission from the Association of School Business Officials International.
In the article Mowery stated, “I like statistics and really dove into the material. I knew we faced unique challenges, but up until that point, I had not really given detailed thought as to how different we really were and how we might make a case to legislators to change how much funding we actually receive from the state.”
Mowery added, “Nearly a dozen districts in West Virginia have benefited from the funding formula enhancement,” and it is “most gratifying” to have helped the district where he attended school and now works.
He has been asked to present at various conferences and board meetings such as WV School Board Association at Canaan.
Mowery said, “it is humbling to be regarded as someone who has expertise in the field and who is able to share that expertise with others.”