State BOE agenda says school chief Burch seeking transfer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch may be on the move.

Clayton Burch

The recently posted agenda for next Wednesday’s state Board of Education meeting has under personnel items: “Consideration of State Superintendent of Schools’ Request to Transfer from the Position of State Superintendent of Schools to Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.”

The agenda also says the board will consider the hiring of a new state school superintendent.

“Potential Employment of a State Superintendent of Schools,” according to the agenda.

The governor’s office had no comment. MetroNews didn’t hear back from the state Department of Education.

The state Board of Education meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. next Wednesday.

A change of scenery for Burch would be the latest in a number of moves involving state education officials including the resignation of longtime state BOE member Tom Campbell and the choosing of new board member Paul Hardesty to be board president replacing Miller Hall.

Burch has made several visits to the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney in recent months connected to both promised education improvements with the appointment of an intervention team at the school 2021 and facility improvements following a February fire that destroyed an historic building on campus.

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