PARKERSBURG -Members of the Wood County Board of Education will conduct a closed-door hearing today to consider the demotion of school employee.
Board members are being asked to uphold the superintendent's recommendation that an unnamed employee be demoted to a teaching position for the 2013-2014 school year.
Wood County Schools Superintendent Pat Law said he couldn't say much beyond what's on the agenda. School officials are not releasing the name of the employee. Law also declined to identify the position in the school system.
"It is above that of a teacher," he said.
The employee's name will be released following the hearing.
Law said the employee in question has been on "other assignment."
The hearing also will be behind closed doors, at the request of the employee, Law said. Board members will come out of the executive session following the hearing to conduct a vote on the recommended demotion.
Earlier this year school officials sought to terminate the employment of two teachers, both of which were rejected by the board. At least two other employees - non-teachers- have been fired by the school system this year.
Law said it's unusual an employee is demoted back into the teaching ranks.
"Oh, yes, this happens," he said. "But it is not something that happens frequently."