UPDATE June 30, 2015
Lawrence County Schools Chief Dr. Robbie Fletcher, who has spent most of his career in the Martin County School system and still lives there while attempting to sell his home, said today that he has no interest in the now vacant Martin County Supt.’s job. Reached while on vacation in South carolina, Fletcher issued the following statement to The Lazer.
While I wish the people of Martin County the best of luck in selecting a new superintendent, I do not intend to apply.
In short, I plan to remain…
All In (LC),
Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools
Lawrence BOE chairman Heath Preston said he has spoken to Fletcher about the matter and Fletcher said “no way I’m leaving Lawrence County.”
“I believe he is happy where he is and as soon as he can sell his house in Inez, he will move his family to Lawrence County,” Preston said. “His kids are already attending Lawrence County schools and he really seems to genuinely enjoy his job and we enjoy working with him.”
June 28, 2015
The Mountain Wolf’s Facebook page contains the following copy of the agenda for Monday night’s Martin Co. Board of Education meeting.
UPDATED AGENDA FOR SPECIAL B.O.E. MEETING JUNE 29TH.
Martin County Board of Education Special Meeting
June 29, 2015 5:00 PM
1. Call to Order Board Chair
2. Appoint a Temporary Secretary to the Board to take and transcribe the minutes.
3. Executive Session to Discuss Superintendent’s evaluation pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f).
4. Return to Open Session to take any necessary action.
5. Discuss and approve Proposed Employment Separation Agreement, Approve Requested Leave of Absence by Superintendent and Accept Superintendent’s Resignation.
6. Motion to Adjourn
Meadows has served two years in the position after the firing of Mark Blackburn by the board in 2013. He has been handed several problems to deal with including the condemnation of Sheldon Clark High school and has had frequent run-ins with BOE members during his time in Inez.
The move begs the question: Will Martin County native Dr. Robbie Fletcher resign his position as Lawrence County Supt. and return to his home county if asked by the Martin Co. BOE?
Fletcher has drawn excellent reviews for his work in the first year of his four year contract in Lawrence County and the salary range is almost identical in both counties.
Fletcher could not be reached for comment today (Sunday). We will bring you a comment from him asap.