State Superintendent and Nicholas County Superintendent Issue Joint Statement on Nicholas County Mediation

December 13, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine and Nicholas County Superintendent Dr. Donna Burge-Tetrick today issued a statement following a meeting with FEMA officials and a dispute resolution contractor regarding Nicholas County Schools:

We are pleased to report that representatives from the State Board of Education and the Nicholas County Board of Education had a very productive meeting with representatives from FEMA this week. The meeting focused on how we can work together to identify a facilities plan that meets the needs of all students in Nicholas County. We collectively agreed to work as a team to be innovative and develop a plan that best serves all stakeholders. Our meeting laid the foundation for a path forward and we are committed to supporting each other through a joint and open dialogue to identify a resolution.

We want to assure the public that we are working toward a solution together and believe the best days in Nicholas County are yet to come.

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