MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Discussion and action to change retired Berkeley County Board of Education President William F. “Bill” Queen is on the agenda for Monday night’s board conference.
The 7 p.m. meeting also contains an agenda product that would make it possible for board members to go into govt session to explore house.
It experienced been announced earlier that board members hoped to identify a alternative as quickly as achievable pursuing Queen’s departure in late February.
When board members met in exclusive session March 3, a determination was produced to follow the June 2020 election outcomes as a substitution was staying viewed as.
Vice President Darin Gilpin created the announcement immediately after the assembly resumed publicly pursuing a closed-doorway government session that lasted about an hour.
At that time, Gilpin reported the intention was to announce the new appointee at the board’s March 15 conference. He also explained 5 men and women had expressed fascination in the newly vacated situation.
“We will evaluation the (election) effects and will be achieving out to people that ran, and our strategy is to fill this seat at our future frequent board conference,” Gilpin said.
Queen, who was to start with elected to the board in 1996, was reelected in June 2020. He experienced served as president for 21 years at the time of his retirement on Feb. 25. No distinct purpose was specified by college district officials for his conclusion to retire.
Queen led the 9-way race for two nonpartisan seats in the key election with 6,208 votes, followed by Jackee Extensive with 5,407 votes and Michael Martin with 5,300 votes.
Even though Queen and Very long ended up the best vote-getters, they are both from the Adam Stephen magisterial district, alongside with fellow board member Todd Beckwith, who was not on the ballot.
Since point out law prohibits much more than two users from serving from the exact magisterial district, and Martin was the only candidate functioning in the Norborne magisterial district, Queen and Martin were being declared the winners.
Incumbent Michelle Barnes-Russell was not reelected for a next phrase in business.
Board customers have up to 45 times to identify a substitute, and it is up to them to decide how to do it, in accordance to Justin Schooley, assistant superintendent of human means for Berkeley County Universities.
If that deadline passes, it would be up to the point out superintendent of colleges to pick out a substitution, Schooley said.
The alternative will be “able to serve till June 2022 when a major election in May 2022 will allow for for another person to fill the remainder of the unexpired expression until eventually June 2024,” Schooley claimed.
Suitable candidates will have to be U.S. citizens and Berkeley County people. The substitution ought to also have a higher faculty diploma or GED, and can not be a board of schooling personnel, he stated.
The board meeting will be in the Spring Mills High School auditorium, 499 Campus Drive, Martinsburg, and attendees are necessary to dress in a confront covering. There will also be a stay online video stream out there at www.berkeleycountyschools.org/boardmeeting.