CINDERELLA – At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Mingo County Board of Education(BOE) voted in favor of appointing Dr. Johnny Branch as Assistant Superintendent and Rocky Hall as Human Resources Director of Mingo County Schools.
The decision was based on recommendations made by Superintendent of Mingo County Schools, Don Spence.
At Tuesday’s meeting, board members entered into a nearly hour and a half executive session to discuss the recommendations. The request for an executive session was made by BOE member Sabrina Grace. Prior to the executive session, BOE member Jackie Branch recused herself from any discussion or vote involving Dr. Branch’s appointment as Assistant Superintendent to avoid a conflict of interest.
Following the executive session, a vote was taken on the appointment of Rocky Hall which was approved by BOE members unanimously.
A vote was then taken on the appointment of Dr. Johnny Branch as Assistant Superintendent with Jackie Branch abstaining from the vote and Grace casting the only vote in opposition of the appointment. Dr. Branch was approved as Assistant Superintendent in a 3-1 vote.
Dr. Branch and Hall’s newly appointed positions will be effective July 1, 2017.
The need to fill the position for Assistant Superintendent arose with the BOE members approving a recommendation by the Superintendent to not renew the contract for acting Assistant Superintendent Paula Hinkle- Brown. The decision was made at a previous BOE meeting.
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