In a meeting that stretched into early Friday morning, the Augusta County School Board named a replacement for departing superintendent Chuck Bishop. Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Eric Bond will take over the job, effective July 1.
"The timing of the change made it difficult," school board member David Shiflett said. "Had we gone to a traditional search, it would have been October or November [before a new superintendent was selected]. It was important to go ahead and find someone."
Shiflett and other school board members said they were concerned about starting the school year without a superintendent in place. In selecting Bond, the board picks someone who was in the running during the last search. Bond was one of the finalists when Bishop was originally selected.