West Virginia Board of Education selects Clayton Burch as superintendent

Interim tag removed from West Virginia schools chief
Clayton Burch, Superintendent of West Virginia Schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to give interim state schools superintendent Clayton Burch the job on a permanent basis.

Burch was among three finalists interviewed last week. The others were Department of Education Associate Superintendent Kathy D’Antoni and Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess.

Superintendent Steve Paine stepped down in February to take care of a family member with a serious medical issue.

Burch previously served as an associate superintendent, an interim commerce secretary and acting secretary for the Department of Education and the Arts.

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