By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
After lengthy discussion, the Washington County Board of Education voted Wednesday night to restructure its administration to allow curriculum supervisors to focus on either the elementary or secondary level.
Four new positions were added, including a supervisor of elementary language arts/social studies and a supervisor of elementary mathematics/science.
Those supervisors will work exclusively with elementary-level teachers and principals, said Schools Superintendent Wayne F. Gersen.
The scope of four existing curriculum supervisor positions that now include elementary-level responsibilities was narrowed to just secondary students, Gersen said.
The move was in response to what the school board and administrators were hearing from elementary school teachers and principals, who felt they need elementary-oriented curriculum supervisors, he said.