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Governor Justice responds to school board resignations via Twitter

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Governor Justice responds to school board resignations via Twitter
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We’re in a new age, where elected figures can tell you what they’re thinking in a series of tweets.

Gov. Jim Justice just appointed three new members to the state school board and now will appoint two more after Tuesday night’s unexpected resignations of board President Mike Green and vice president Lloyd Jackson.

In their resignation statements, Green and Jackson alluded to not being on board with Justice’s vision of how the state school board should work. Justice has repeatedly described a desire to get West Virginia’s education system out of the hands of bureaucrats in Charleston.

The two most recent resignations will give Justice the capacity to appoint five members of the 9-member board, all in the first few weeks of his administration.

By this morning, Justice’s official governor’s Twitter account made four statements about the school board situation. They doubled down on his distaste for bureaucrats and said he’ll form a school board that reforms the state’s education system.

Follow the tweets of Governor Jim Justice at @WVgovernor.