Kanawha County school board members gave Superintendent Ron Duerring positive marks Wednesday afternoon following a lengthy closed-door session to discuss his performance.
"Dr. Duerring has met or exceeded the requirements as required by the West Virginia state Department of Education and the Kanawha County Board of Education. Dr. Duerring has had a commendable performance over the last year," said Pete Thaw, board president, in a prepared statement.
The evaluation lasted about two hours and covered academic, financial and other performance indicators, Duerring said after the meeting.
The annual review marks Duerring's 15th year at the helm of the school system. That's the longest tenure of any current superintendent in the state, Thaw said.
Duerring said he's still happy in his role and is proud of the work he's been able to do in keeping the school system fiscally sound. He said he wants to focus on continuing to improve academic performance, especially at schools on Charleston's West Side.
Thaw said the evaluation has nothing to do with Duerring's contract, which is set to expire in June.