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New President For West Virginia School Board

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Board of Education has elected a new president and vice president, replacing two members who resigned Tuesday.

President Tom Campbell is a former member of the House of Delegates from Greenbrier County who chaired the Education Committee and was first appointed to the board in 2012 by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Vice President Chuck Hatfield was recently appointed to the board by Gov. Jim Justice.

He’s a retired teacher, principal and most recently superintendent of Putnam County Schools.

They replace former President Mike Green and Vice President Lloyd Jackson.

Justice has said he wants a new approach to public schools in West Virginia with more control locally and less from state officials in Charleston.