Manion appointed to Bath School Board

Hot Springs, Va. – The Bath School Board has a new member. At a meeting on Tuesday night, William Manion was appointed to serve as the Millboro District Representative. He will serve until a special election is held in November to fill an unexpired term.

“I’ve had some people in the community request that I, how should I say it, they request that I apply,” says Manion. “And you know, when you get retired like I am you get a lot of volunteer jobs it seems like. And that’s basically the way I see it, it’s a volunteer job.”

Manion has served on the school board previously, from 1996 to 1999. He was also the first county administrator in Bath, from 1987 to 1991. Manion feels Bath County schools have a great strength.

“Their student/teacher ratio is one of the best things in the state,” says Manion. “They can excel with that by doing more and more, everything you can with the students.”

Manion says he’s going to wait and see before deciding if he’ll run for the seat in November. He is filling the seat previously held by Allison Hicklin. Hicklin resigned from the School Board and then applied for the job of principal at Millboro Elementary. She got the job and began work on July 1.

In other business Tuesday night, the board approved out of county students to attend Bath County High School. Most are returning students. Seventeen students were considered and sixteen were approved. One student on the list was not recommended for approval by high school Principal Sarah Rowe. The high school students were approved Tuesday night, so they can start sports practices on time. Out of county elementary students will be approved at the August 7 school board meeting.

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