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West Virginia School Board to Meet to Pick New President, VP

Mike Green Llyod Jackson
Ashton Marra
WV Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia school board plans to meet this week to select a new president and vice president among its current members following recent resignations.

The state Department of Education says in a news release the board's vote is set for Thursday in Charleston.

Board President Michael Green and Vice President Lloyd Jackson issued their resignations in a statement released Tuesday night.

Gov. Jim Justice also must appoint replacements for Green and Jackson on the board. The new governor already has appointed three educators to the nine-member board to fill earlier vacancies. State school board members serve overlapping nine-year terms.

Justice said Wednesday he'll wants the new appointees to help him transform the state's education system. Justice says West Virginia owes every one of its students a world-class education.

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