KEYSER - With the resignation of Kevin Watson, the Mineral County Board of Education held interviews Tuesday with four candidates to fill his unexpired term, effective Feb. 20 until June 30, 2018.

By Marcia Conrad
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - With the resignation of Kevin Watson, the Mineral County Board of Education held interviews Tuesday with four candidates to fill his unexpired term, effective Feb. 20 until June 30, 2018.
Watson resigned from both the board of education and the coaching staff at Frankfort High School last month, citing a desire to spend more time with his family as his reason for stepping down.
After advertising for District 3 representatives (Frankfort area) interested in filling Watson’s unexpired term, the board conducted the interviews in executive session at the beginning of Tuesday’s regular meeting.
No decision was announced during the board meeting, however.
Lisa Goldstrom, who has been the assistant principal at Keyser Primary School, was transferred to principal of KPS. The transfer becomes effective on Feb. 8, 2018, when former principal Barbara Kesner vacates the position to
become director of curriculum.
In other personnel matters, the board approved the hiring of several substitute teachers and bus operators.
After a presentation by personnel director Susan Grady, the board discussed the ways they might be able to eliminate some positions in the wake of reduced funding and
enrollment declines in the county. Although they are hopeful the overages in employees might be forestalled with attrition and retirement, they are nevertheless looking at options for this difficult process.
The board has scheduled a work session to further consider this process on Feb. 20 prior to the regular board meeting