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Wayne officials to search for new superintendent

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

WAYNE — The search for a new superintendent for Wayne County Schools will be put into motion during the next regular meeting of the county’s Board of Education.

The first item on the agenda of the board is to approve a contract with the West Virginia School Board Association to assist in the search for the person who will follow in Superintendent Lynn Hurt’s footsteps.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the school system’s central office at 212 North Court St., in Wayne.

Hurt announced her retirement during the board meeting on Feb. 4, and her last day will be June 30.

The agenda does not say when the hiring process will begin.

The board also will consider whether to approve a bid from Mecklenburg Roofing to replace a portion of the roof of the Ceredo-Kenova Wonderdome that was damaged by a storm. The bid is for $78,118.

The agenda does not include any measure in regard to an issue that was brought forth by parents from Buffalo Elementary last month.

Parents were told in January that they were no longer permitted to have food delivered by local restaurants to their children for lunch, due to a portion of state code regarding nutritional guidelines for public schools.

A group of parents attended the Jan. 28 meeting to address their concerns with the board.

Board member Chris Dean attempted to make a motion to allow the deliveries to continue until the school system could clarify state policy, but board members are prohibited from taking action on items that are not on the meeting’s agenda. No official action was taken on the matter during that meeting.

Wayne County Schools Spokesman Bill Rosenberger said the lunch delivery ban remains in effect.
County school officials still are waiting to hear back from state school officials about whether state code permits lunch delivery from local restaurants, he said.

“We’re not ready to put anything on the agenda until we get it in writing from the state,” Rosenberger said.

For a complete agenda, visit www.wayneschoolswv.org.

Follow Reporter Lacie Pierson on Twitter, @LaciePiersonHD.

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