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Mark Manchin likely next Harrison superintendent


Mark Manchin
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By Roger Adkins

The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Mark Manchin plans to accept the job of Harrison County Superintendent of Schools if the board offers him the position on Wednesday.

The board is set to hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the central offices on E.B. Saunders Way. The Harrison County Board of Education has drawn up an employment contract and likely will offer Manchin the job, according to board members.

The proposed superintendent contract is the only item on the agenda. The contract attached to the agenda included no specifics on the salary or duration of the term.

“There’s still probably a few things to work out. We’re going to discuss some issues. They’ll probably make the offer. If they do, I do plan to accept,” Manchin told The Exponent Telegram.

Last week, the board authorized President David Sturm to approach Manchin about the position. The board voted 4-1 not to renew the contract of current Superintendent Susan Collins, whose contract expires on June 30.

“I think Dr. Manchin is an excellent choice for the next superintendent of Harrison County Schools. I personally will be in support of that decision,” Sturm said.

If it’s possible, Sturm said he would like Manchin to start June 1 and work with Collins for a short transition period to fully prepare him…

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