Pike Superintendent Wagner resigns
by Ralph B. Davis
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The superintendent of the Pike County School System submitted his resignation Tuesday evening.
The Pike County Board of Education voted to accept Roger Wagner’s voluntary resignation.
The motion was carried at a three to two vote. However, one board member, Justin Maynard, wasn’t pleased at the delayed date.
Maynard said that he wanted the date “effective immediately,” justifying it by saying that students’ test scores were some of the worst in the state.
Defending the test scores, Wagner said that there was room for improvement and that low scores couldn’t be blamed on a singular person. The Superintendent said that he had “no regrets.”
“Pike County has been very very good to me,” Wagner said. “For a boy to come from a head of a hollow and be able to achieve and move on and make a difference in people’s lives, I’m pretty proud of that.”
Wagner has spent roughly 40 years in the Pike County School System, having began teaching at Johns Creek High School after earning his bachelor’s degree in secondary math education from Pikeville College in 1970.
He had served as superintendent since 2006.
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