December 15, 2017 - Volume 37 Issue 12



County board members whose terms expire June 30, 2018, must obtain the statutorily-required seven hours of training credits by December 31, 2017,

The June 30, 2018, deadline remains for county board members whose terms expire in 2020.

During the 2018 Primary Election at least three county board members will be elected. The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Last month a notification letter was sent to each county board member with the current number of training hours as recorded by WVSBA. County board members should contact WVSBA Administrative Assistant Shirley Davidson if discrepancies exist in terms of WVSBA’s recorded hours of training and records a county board member may have. Her preferred contact information is sdavidson@wvsba.org.

Credit hours forms for the county board members whose terms expire June 30, 2018, should be returned to the WVSBA office by no later than December 31, 2017.


The West Virginia School Board Association’s Winter Conference will be held on February 16/17, 2018 at the Town Center Marriott Hotel in Charleston.  

The annual visit to the State Legislature is set for Friday, February 16 at 8:00 a.m. All county board members and superintendents planning on participating in the Legislature visit will need to contact Senators and House of Delegates members to arrange these visits. The WVSBA staff does not assume this responsibility.

Registration information will be forwarded to the county board/county superintendent executive secretaries next week. Please contact your county board/county superintendent executive secretary to register and for securing lodging at the Marriott Hotel.


The WVSBA Orientation 2018 program will be held June 25-27, 2018 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV.

While the program is designed for newly elected county boards of education members, veteran board members and superintendents often attend.


Emy Rogge painting (German artist / 1866-1959)

In Memoriam

Forever is composed of nows.”  -  Emily Dickinson

County Board of Education Member

Jack D. Wiseman (Jackson) / d. September 29, 2017


County Superintendent of Schools

Matthew David Dotson, Ed.D. (Hardy)  /  February 28, 1971 - September 6, 2017


Former West Virginia School Board Association Staff

Wanda M. Lytle / March 18, 1929 – August 4, 2017

Nina Louise Upton /  November 15, 1939 -  March 17, 2017