By Jean A. Flanagan
The 35-seats in the Hardy County Board of Education room filled quickly.The hallway at the central office was packed and people stood in the parking lot.
The rumors had circulated that the agriculture education and FFA programs at Moorefield Middle and East Hardy Early Middle School were being eliminated and people were upset. “That is certainly not the case,” said Hardy County Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Dotson.
Personnel hearings for reduction in force (RIF) positions were held Wednesday, March 1. Roy Harper, Ag Education and FFA Advisor at Moorefield Middle School was told his position was changing. In addition, an itinerate teaching position at the East Hardy Complex was being eliminated.
The hearing was called to order by Hardy County Board of Education President Nancy Hahn. She outlined the procedure for the hearing.
“Each side will have 15 minutes to present their case,” she said. “This is a recommendation for transfer. No decision will be made tonight. The final decision will be made at the March 6 meeting of the Board of Education.”