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Nicholas schools leadership (copy)

Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick (left) with then-school board president Gus Penix at a school board meeting in November 2017. Both Burge-Tetrick and Penix resigned Wednesday.

Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick and board of education member Gus Penix resigned Wednesday evening amid the seventh year of ongoing school construction woes for the county.

Their resignations came a little more than a week after the district opened a lone $148 million bid for the second phase of its school reconstruction and consolidation plan initiated following 2016 flood damage. That bid came in $51 million over remaining funds allotted for the project.

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Josh Ewers is a reporter and can be reached at 304-348-1723 or email

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