Wood BOE to discuss revamp, new position

PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Board of Education will meet Monday evening to discuss the incoming superintendent’s plan to revamp Wood County Schools’ central office and to create a new position as part of that reorganization plan.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Jefferson Elementary Center Auditorium at 1103 Plum St. in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.

Last month incoming Superintendent John Flint, who officially begins July 1, presented a plan to reconfigure the district’s central office, changing the titles and responsibilities of some administrators and creating a new deputy superintendent position to oversee all of the departments.

The changes are listed as a discussion items and creation of the deputy superintendent position is listed as an action item.

Current Superintendent Pat Law, who retires June 30, was out of the office Thursday and unavailable for comment.

Mike Fling, assistant superintendent of school services, will present an updated plan for summer maintenance and construction work. This year’s budget is significantly lower than in years past, and Fling has told the board officials must prioritize projects that are both affordable and can be completed within the summer months timeline.

Fling said he will be presenting a list of projects and timeline to the board Monday.