CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three Kanawha County School board members took the oath of office at Monday’s board meeting.

Members Ric Cavender, Jim Crawford and Kate White were recently elected to new four-year terms.

Cavender was then nominated to be board president for the next two years, replacing Tracy White. White remains a member of the BOE.

“Well, thank you all so much for nominating me as president, I really do appreciate that,” Cavender said following the nomination. “Very excited to continue my service with you all for the next two years.”

The board also voted Monday to convey the now closed Marmet Elementary School to the Town of Marmet, effective the day after Kanawha County Schools vacates the property.

Marmet Mayor David Fontalbert was on hand for the bittersweet moment, and thanked the board on behalf of the town.

“We really appreciate this,” Fontalbert said. “I know sometimes it’s not a great fit, but it’s an excellent fit for Marmet, so thank you very much.”

Fontalbert also said that the former school would be put to use by hosting city police department offices, street department offices, a senior center, as well as potential day care centers.

Marmet Elementary was one of three county elementary schools to close following the recent school year.

Kanawha County Board of Education will meet again on July 17 at 4 p.m.

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