The Times West Virginian

July 15, 2013

Furgason named new principal of FSHS

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Tyson Furgason has been named the new principal of Fairmont Senior High School.

Superintendent of Schools Gary Price recommended Furgason, who served as assistant principal at Fairmont Senior last year, for the position after six eligible applicants were interviewed. The members of the Marion County Board of Education approved Price’s recommendation by a 5-0 vote during Monday’s meeting. The move became effective immediately.

Furgason fills the position that became open after Chad Norman, principal of Fairmont Senior for the past nine years, took on the role of administrative assistant of technology for the Central Office earlier this month.

The assistant principal job at Fairmont Senior will be posted Tuesday. Price expects to have a replacement in time for the Aug. 5 board meeting.

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