UPDATE: Wayne County superintendent to stay during replacement search
Lynn Hurt, Wayne County Schools Superintendent set to retire in June.
Superintendent Lynn Hurt signed a new contract following a board meeting on June 3. Board members unanimously approved a one-year interim offer.
Under the new contract, Hurt will serve as interim superintendent of the school board during the search for a new superintendent.
Hurt announced her retirement in February for June 30. Board members viewed 10 applications at a special meeting on May 14. The board was unable to meet a state code for getting a superintendent under contract by June 1.
Three new board members will take office July 1, which will allow the new collective board to complete the search.
Officials with Wayne County, WV Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Lynn Hurt will retire on June 30. The decision was Hurt's alone, according to a news release, but officials are going on record that she has put their school system on the right course.
"(She) is a strong leader with an exceptional work ethic," said board president Joann Hurley. "She has met challenges and overcome obstacles that few administrators ever face. Her determination and enthusiasm have taken us in a new direction."
Hurt has one very specific task she believes must be completed before she can enjoy retirement, the release states. That is, to get a bond measure approved by board members on to the May primary ballot.
"It has been my privilege to serve this county, but we still have much work to do," Hurt said. "Passing a bond for new and renovated buildings is at the top of the list. As we move toward May, we must have people in place who have been at the table from the beginning so that these projects will proceed as planned. The county isn't about one person; it's about our communities working together with the board of education and the central office to move education forward."
Hurt had spent the past 25 years working for Wayne County Schools.
She was a principal at both the elementary and high school levels. Additionally, she spent several years teaching in the school system. Prior to a career in education Hurt worked in law enforcement for 15 years.
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