2017-07-05 / Front Page

Public can comment on qualifications for school superintendent July 5

by Kate Evans

Community members are welcome to attend the July 5 Morgan County School Board meeting at 7 p.m. and offer public comment on the qualities and qualifications that they would like to see in a new school superintendent.

Written comments are also welcome at the board office, by mail and by e-mail if received by today,Wednesday, July 5 as early as possible. Take your written comments to the Morgan County Board of Education, 247 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, WV 25422 or e-mail them to executive secretary Betsy Buser at bbuser@k12.wv.us.

Superintendent David Banks submitted his resignation at the June 6 school board meeting to accept a position with Berkeley County Schools as Assistant Superintendent in charge of special education. The effective date of his resignation is still undetermined. Banks will stay on to help with the transition.

The closing date for applications for the superintendent position is July 6. Applications are being sent to the West Virginia School Board Association, who was contracted to handle the process. Morgan County School Board members will be forwarded the applications for review after the closing date.

The position was advertised in local and regional newspapers and several metropolitan newspapers. It was also advertised on the West Virginia School Board Association, Morgan County Schools and West Virginia Department of Education websites. All county school superintendents received notice of the vacancy.

The current number of applicants for the Morgan County Schools superintendent job is unknown.

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