Interim Superintendent Not So Temporary

Beaufort County's interim school superintendent will stay a lot longer.

The school board has voted to extend William Rivenbark's contract through June 30th of next year.

In January the board voted to hire the retired Craven County superintendent on an interim basis to replace Dr. Jeffrey Moss. Moss left to lead the Lee County school system.

The school board held a series of forums earlier this year on choosing a new superintendent, but there's no word on a timetable for Beaufort County to name a permanent head of its school system.

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  • by Nana Location: New Bern on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM
    For your information, that old fart you are referring to happens to care more about children than most people do. He lasted in Craven longer than any other superintendent they have had. Until Beaufort Co. finds someone else they want to take his place they have chosen a very caring, very committed person to the education of children. Maybe Pitt County should have taken him away from you. Sometimes what you get is often worse than what you had to begin with...just remember that.
  • by TaxPayer Location: Washington on Jun 24, 2009 at 09:27 AM
    So where is all the money coming from to pay for the search of a new superintendent? This old fart in there now is pullling WAY more of a paycheck than we have ever paid before!!! Wake up people!!
  • by Sam Location: The Will on Jun 24, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    To educate, if you think that Beaufort County has a joke of a school system, then look at what Martin County has. At least you all don't have someone as terrible as what Martin County has for a superintendent, which he is not much of one to begin with. I dated two girls from Beaufort County (one Washington girl and one Northside girl), while I was in high school, at Williamston, and from what they both told me, they thought Beaufort County was pretty good in the school system, but that's back in the 90's as well. I don't know if they went downhill or not, but I always thought that Beaufort County had a real good system, maybe not anymore. Oh well best of luck either ways to you all!
  • by Educate Location: Beaufort Co. on Jun 23, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    Of course they can't find someone qualified, with good experience. Anyone who has paid any attention the last few years wouldn't dare come to work for this joke of a school board!! Who would want to put up with throwing baseballs at trucks, sorry test scores, and board members with personal agendas?!
  • by Anonymous, too Location: Washington on Jun 23, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    Bad!!! They made another bad decision! A retired super with that many years service is drawing a fat salary --- Beaufort County taxes. Did you know that he changed the high schools' grading policy in the middle of the school year? Now, a student can do absolutely NOTHING and earn the grade of a 60 for the term. This is too much like welfare. Do nothing and still get rewarded.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    Yep got themselves another yes man.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Jun 23, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    Good!!! They finally made a good decision!

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