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Clayton Burch to head West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney

August 11th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

State School Superintendent Clayton Burch is stepping down from that leadership post to become the new superintendent for the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney. State School Board member Dr. James Wilson said it was Burch’s choice to ask for this transfer, and he has seen the superintendent focus keenly on the Romney-based school in recent months. In 2021, Burch appointed an intervention team to work with the Schools for the Deaf and Blind, after a West Virginia Department of Education investigation revealed several areas where the school needed to improve. He has also proposed facility improvements following a February fire that destroyed an historic building on campus. While the two men have sometimes been at odds, Governor Jim Justice said neither he or any member of his administration pushed Burch to step down…