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Board Accepts Patterson Resignation

By Staff | Dec 23, 2015

The Wetzel County Board of Education officially accepted the resignation of former board member, Bob Patterson, at its meeting Monday, Dec. 21.

The board then made a public announcement in regard to the vacancy left by Patterson. Board President Mike Blair stated that a couple of individuals have already expressed interest in the vacant seat. He encouraged anyone else who is interested to contact a board member, or to call the board office by noon on Dec. 31.

Blair said public interviews would be held with each candidate at the board’s next regular meeting, to be held on Monday, Jan. 4.

Patterson tendered his resignation to the board Nov. 25, citing that the turmoil in the school system “during this time of change in leadership has resulted in animosity, contention, false accusations, and a stalemate of philosophies which negatively affects the students of Wetzel County.”

Patterson’s resignation came after a Wetzel County student alleged that Patterson used inappropriate language toward (the student) after a board meeting.