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Wayne school superintendent set to retire

Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

WAYNE -- Superintendent Gary Adkins has tendered hisa resignation to the Wayne County Board of Education announcing he intends to retire effective Oct. 31.

Adkins, whose contract expires in June 2013, said the decision follows consultation with his family. He hopes retirement allows him to spend more time his two children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in the Carolinas. He also plans to golf and relax.

He complemented board members, pledged assistance to his successor and vowed to become the "greatest advocate Wayne County Schools that they have out there."

"I'm 64 years old," he said. "It's time for some new blood."

Adkins has served as the county's school superintendent for 11 years. He considered retiring this past June, but changed his mind and stayed for a few more months. He did not plan on seeking another contract.

It is anticipated board members will vote to accept Adkins' resignation at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Central Office, 212 North Court St., Wayne.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA: The school board meeting agenda also includes a vote to apply for the West Virginia Governor's Community Participation Program Funds in the amount of $25,000 for lighting at the Ceredo-Kenova Middle School football field.

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