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School Board receives 37 superintendent applications

By Aila Boyd

aboyd@mainstreetnewspapers.com

The Botetourt County School Board held a special meeting last Tuesday to discuss applications received for the division’s superintendent position.

In total, 37 applications were received.

The breakdown of the applicants’ experience is as follows:

  • 11 current/former superintendents

  • Seven assistant/associate/deputy superintendents

  • 12 central office administrators

  • Three principal/building level administrators

  • Four other

Out of the 37 applicants, 26 are men and 11 are women. Virginia residents account for 26 of the applicants. Those who reside outside of Virginia include two from North Carolina, one from Florida, one from Iowa, one from Illinois, one from Indiana, one from Massachusetts, one from New Jersey, one from Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and one from Tennessee.

Botetourt County Public Schools are currently being led by Dr. Larry Massie, who assumed the reins of the division following the resignation of Dr. Lisa Chen earlier this year.

The School Board announced on Monday that it will hold a meeting on June 29 at 8:30 a.m. at Central Academy Middle School to announce the division’s new superintendent. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live.

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