KEYSER - Three members of the Mineral County Board of Education met behind closed doors with superintendent-elect Troy Ravenscroft Thursday evening to negotiate a contract.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Three members of the Mineral County Board of Education met behind closed doors with superintendent-elect Troy Ravenscroft Thursday evening to negotiate a contract.
That contract will be voted upon during a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, at the board office.
Board president Lara Courrier announced Tuesday evening that Ravenscroft was their choice for the new superintendent after interviewing four candidates on May 17.
When she opened Thursday’s special meeting, Courrier announced that board member Rob Woy was not present for the contract negotiations “due to a conflict of interest.” Ravenscroft is his son-in-law.
Puffinburger was not present Thursday due to work commitments.
The remaining board members met with Ravenscroft for well over an hour and a half Thursday to discuss the proposed contract.
At the conclusion of the executive session, Courrier released the following statement:
“The board is excited to welcome Troy Ravenscroft as our new superintendent. As a lifelong Mineral County resident, he is already familiar with the workings of our school system, and he has many years of experience as an assistant superintendent in Grant County Schools. 
“He is highly regarded by those with whom he has worked and received positive reviews from the community interview. 
“The board and Mr. Ravenscroft negotiated a contract on May 23 at a meeting at the board office. The formal contract is expected to be signed and approved at a special meeting on May 29. 
“The board is looking forward to working with Mr. Ravenscroft to further advance Mineral County Schools.”
Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s special meeting is approval of the Fiscal 2020 operating budget.
Wednesday’s meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the board office and is open to the public.