By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian
The Marion County Board of Education held its final meeting of the summer Monday as the 2013-14 school year is set to begin in a couple weeks.
Superintendent of Schools Gary Price said this time of year brings with it a lot of changes related to personnel, through retirement, transfers and new hires.
“There’s an awful lot of employment activity,” Price said.
Board member Dr. Babette Simms expressed appreciation of former employees and welcomed those who will be entering employment within the school system.
“We just want to thank the retirees for all their years of service and welcome all of the new instructors who are coming on board,” she said.
Price said the first day of classes for students will be Monday, Aug. 19, the same day as the next board of education meeting.
“Every teacher will walk in and have new classes, and some will be teaching a new class with new curriculum, technology and materials,” Price said. “It’s a very exciting time and we’re anxious to get back after it.”
At the meeting, the board approved the installation of a new fire alarm system at North Marion High School. The total cost of the new system is $126,160.