March 19, 2019


Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine is seeking applications from those having an interest in filling an unexpired term on the Logan County Board of Education. The vacancy resulted from Governor Jim Justice’s appointment of former Logan County Board of Education President Paul Hardesty to the West Virginia State Senate. The Logan County Board did not meet the 45-day statutory window to appoint Hardesty’s successor, and therefore, state code requires Dr. Paine to fill the county board seat.

“My top priority is successfully filling the vacancy with a highly-qualified person who has the best interest of the students of Logan County,” Paine said. “Everyone involved understands the critical importance involved, and I consider it the highest priority to select the best candidate in a timely manner, so the board’s business may continue uninterrupted.”

In order to ensure continuity in the county, Paine has outlined a thorough and concise application process. With administrative assistance from the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), he will accept applications through March 29, 2019. The term expires in June 2020; however, the successful candidate may seek election for a full term to the seat in May 2020.

Interested individuals should mail their letters of interest, résumés or curricula vitae, along with three letters of reference and their responses to four questions to:

The West Virginia School Board Association

P.O. Box 1008

Charleston, WV 25324

As part of the review, additional documents may be requested. Applicants are encouraged to use certified mail; however, this is not required. For complete details on the application process for the Logan County Board of Education vacancy, visit the West Virginia Department of Education website at

For more information, contact Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., WVSBA Executive Director,