Randolph County superintendent 'humbled' to be considered - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Randolph County superintendent 'humbled' to be considered for state position

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pick-up rolls on top along WV Turnpike near Ghent

    Pick-up rolls on top along WV Turnpike near Ghent

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:38:07 GMT
    Officials said that the weather could be the cause of an accident that happened at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The driver of the pick-up truck apparently lost control after hydroplaning.
    Officials said that the weather could be the cause of an accident that happened at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The driver of the pick-up truck apparently lost control after hydroplaning.
  • Fire Destroys Home in Raysal, WV

    Fire Destroys Home in Raysal, WV

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:22:31 GMT
    Fire Destroys Home in McDowell CountyFire Destroys Home in McDowell County
    Crews responded to the scene of a house fire in Raysal, McDowell County at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22. The house was next to the State Road Garage and near the car wash as you're going towards Bartley.The Raysal Fire Department, Bradshaw Fire Department and the War Fire Department all responded to the scene. The McDowell Authority EMS were also on scene. Emergency dispatchers said the fire rekindled at around 6 a.m. The scene was clear by 7 a.m.No one was home at the time of the fi...
    Crews responded to the scene of a house fire in Raysal, McDowell County at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22. The house was next to the State Road Garage and near the car wash as you're going towards Bartley.The Raysal Fire Department, Bradshaw Fire Department and the War Fire Department all responded to the scene. The McDowell Authority EMS were also on scene. Emergency dispatchers said the fire rekindled at around 6 a.m. The scene was clear by 7 a.m.No one was home at the time of the fi...
  • UPDATE: American Mine Power owner hopes to reopen soon following fire

    UPDATE: American Mine Power owner hopes to reopen soon following fire

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:20:20 GMT
    A fire has been reported at American Mine Power in Scarbro.
    A fire has been reported at American Mine Power in Scarbro.
ELKINS, WV -

By KATIE ANDERSON

WBOY General Assignment Reporter

The West Virginia Board of Education fired State Superintendent Jorea Marple earlier this month, and the president of the board indicated that he wanted Randolph County Superintendent James Phares to replace her.

Phares reportedly planned to resign from his Randolph County job at Monday evening's Board of Education meeting, but he did not.

He did, however, release a statement saying that he was humbled to be considered for the position of state superintendent.

"Everybody thinks this all happens overnight, I realize that it doesn't," Phares said. "They'll go through and there will be a process sometime next week. They may have a meeting. If they do, and they ask me to present myself before the board, I shall do that. And then they will make a decision one way or the other."

The West Virginia Board of Education scheduled a special meeting Nov. 21. The president of the board said last week that he will recommend Phares for the state superintendent position at that meeting. However, the agenda was later changed again and the state superintendent position will not be discussed at the meeting.  Instead, board members will discuss the findings of a recent audit of the state's schools and what needs to be addressed.