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WV Board of Education Selects Temporary Superintendent

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 The West Virginia Board of Education conducted interviews with three candidates for state superintendent June 24, according to a news release, but “no decisions were made at the close of the session today.”

“When a decision is made, the WVBE is committed to sharing the information with the public,” the news release reads.

Current State Superintendent James Phares announced in April he would retire on June 30, and the WVBE voted to employ Deputy Superintendent Charles Heinlein as State Superintendent starting July 1 “until the process is completed and a permanent State Superintendent is hired.”

Phares took over the position as state superintendent January 2013, two months after the board fired Jorea Marple from the position. Heinlein filled in as state superintendent after Marple was fired and before Phares was selected for the position.

During the 2013 regular session of the Legislature, the requirements for state superintendent were revamped to remove a requirement that the state superintendent have a master’s degree in education administration.