By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews
February 21, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State schools superintendent Steve Paine is departing even sooner than expected.
The state Board of Education has announced an emergency 3 p.m. meeting today to accept Paine’s retirement, effective immediately.
The meeting announcement says the state board will also “appoint a State Superintendent of Schools.”
Paine announced his intended retirement early this month, although at the time he said his retirement would be effective June 30 or before then if the state Board of Education finds a suitable replacement.