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Superintendent of W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind to Retire


The superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind is stepping down.

Lynn Boyer notified the West Virginia Board of Education last week that she will retire on June 30.

The board appointed Boyer in 2011 to lead the Romney schools following a 2010 audit that found deficiencies in leadership, curriculum, safety and technology.

During her tenure, Boyer has pushed for funding to renovate the schools’ aging buildings. The schools also implemented a policy requiring all staff to be able to communicate with deaf students through sign language.

Boyer says in a letter to staff that she’s confident the schools are stronger now.