Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 6, 2014

Tazewell Co. school’s head administrator resigns

TAZEWELL,Va. — After an executive session lasting almost an hour, the Tazewell County School Board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of the school system’s superintendent.

The school board informed Dr. Michaelene A. Meyer, Ph. D., in March that it desired to have the opportunity to make its own selection of a superintendent, but made it clear that its decision was not because of her performance, David Woodard, chairman of the school board, read from a statement after the board left its executive session.

Meyer became the school system’s superintendent on July 1, 2013. Before she came to Tazewell County, Meyer served for seven years as the deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Manassas City Public Schools. She did not attend Monday’s board meeting.

“Over the past month, the details of a transition plan were worked out,” Woodard read from the board’s statement. “As part of the transition, Dr. Meyer will resign effective the end of the school year and the school board will pay Dr. Meyer an amount equal to her base salary of $120,000 in equal installments during the 2014-2015 school year, it will contribute $50,000 toward the buy-in of two years’ credit in VRS (Virginia Retirement System), and will continue Dr. Meyer’s participation in the board-sponsored health insurance plan until she obtains other employment in which she is eligible for health insurance coverage.”

Tazewell County’s school year ends June 30, Woodard said.

“The school board wishes to thank Dr. Meyer for the gracious manner in which she handled this difficult situation and for keeping the best interests of the school system and its students and staff foremost in her mind,” he said.

Vice-Chairman Jimmy Jones said the board has not yet starting searching for a new superintendent. Woodard, Jones and other members of the board declined to comment beyond the statement Woodard read following the executive session.

Meyer could not be contacted for comment Monday.

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