FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) – Marion County Board of Education voted Dr. Donna Hage to become their next superintendent.
Hag had been the Assistant Superintendent at Harrison County Board of Education since 2006.
Her one year contract with Marion County Schools was for $120,000.
However, the decision wasn’t made easily as some members of the board were not on the same page.
Before the vote board member James Saunders asked to share his concerns about appointing Hage. Saunders felt the board was not recommending the best candidate.
“This person has never been a head principal. This person will be directing and leading some of the best principals in the state. I appoligize to those principals, that they would be working with a person that has never had their job,” he said.
Saunders told everyone at the meeting he didn’t feel right not letting the public know his opinion.
“I’m not interested in politics of jealousy. I want to vote for the person who can take Marion County to the next level. I believe we missed the boat,” he said.
When it came time to vote only Saunders and board memeber Richard Pellegrin voted against the appointment.
Hage released a statement for the meeting that said, “It is my honor to be named the next superintendent of Marion County Schools. I am thankful for the confidence that the board has placed in me and look forward to working with the board members and Mr. Farley for a smooth transition.”
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