UPDATE: Jim Brown issues statement regarding resignation

[image] Raleigh County School Superintendent, Jim Brown, resigns citing family health issues.

A special meeting of the Raleigh County Board of Education was held on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting was concerning the contract of Superintendent Jim Brown.  After more than an hour behind closed doors, it was announced that the superintendent was resigning his position.  Brown cited family health issues as the reason for his decision to step down.

Brown's last day will the June 30.  59News was there for the meeting and spoke with Raleigh County BOE President Rick Snuffer.  Snuffer said that they will need to hire a new superintendent by June 1.  That person will take up the role on July 1.

Jim Brown issued this statement regarding his resignation:

"This morning, I tendered my resignation as superintendent of Raleigh County Schools effective June 30 for personal reasons.  Over the past nineteen months, our district leadership team has worked very hard to establish a framework aligned with high quality standards that is data driven, results oriented and student centered.  Our work is consistent with best practice models used all across the nation in high performing schools and districts.  As superintendent, I recognize that change is hard.  I also know that it is not only inevitable but necessary.  Ultimately, I stand by the work that we have done.  Every decision we have made has been in the best interest of the students we serve."

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