KEYSER - The Mineral County Board of Education held its annual evaluation of superintendent Shawn Dilly this week, and found him to have met the required standards according to state code.

By Liz Beavers
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KEYSER - The Mineral County Board of Education held its annual evaluation of superintendent Shawn Dilly this week, and found him to have met the required standards according to state code.
The board members went behind closed doors at the conclusion of their regular meeting Monday to discuss Dilly’s performance, based on nine categories set forth in the code.
Neither Dilly nor any of the other county administrators were in attendance at the executive session.
According to a statement released following the closed-door meeting by board president Kevin Watson, “Out of the 15 required components, the superintendent met all of the required standards.
“Out of the 67 optional categories and items, the superintendent met 65.”
Dilly was hired as superintendent of schools in 2014, on a two-year contract at a salary of $100,000 a year.
In March 2016, prior to that contract’s expiration, the board voted 3-2 to renew his contract for three years. Starting salary was to be $107,000, with a $3,000 raise set for each year remaining on the contract.
At that time, Craig Rotruck was serving as president of the board, with Watson, Lara Courrier, William Ludwick, and Butch Wahl as members.
Watson and Courrier voted against the contract renewal, with Watson saying he was against the three-year term and not against Dilly himself.
During that meeting in 2014, Tom Denne and Rob Woy, retired educators who are now members of the board, had presented the board with the results of a survey they had taken in which they said “80 percent seem to suggest that the superintendent’s contract not be renewed.”
This is the third evaluation Dilly has received by the board since being hired.