by Jessica Karmasek
CLARKSBURG -- Harrison County Board of Education members were tight-lipped about the results of Superintendent Carl Friebel's recent evaluation at a special meeting held Wednesday.
The board planned to discuss both Friebel's evaluation and some construction-related items at the meeting.
However, board members decided to go into executive session to discuss the evaluation's findings and declined to comment on the matter until the results were shared with Friebel.
The evaluation was based on a number of standards and characteristics, such as leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with the public, Friebel said.
Friebel said he has no concerns regarding his evaluation results, and is waiting patiently to receive any information.
The BOE is trying to establish a firm schedule for future superintendent evaluations, thus causing the board to evaluate Friebel for the second time since September, said Sally Cann, Harrison County Board of Education president.
A public announcement about Friebel's evaluation will be made at the June 24 board meeting.
The board also received an update from other board members about the possible installation of an artificial turf field at Bridgeport High School, Cann said.
After board members shared their information, they offered additional assistance to construct a proper drainage system for the field.
Because the meeting was a work session, no action was taken regarding the matter.
A discussion was also held between BOE members and architects in regard to the construction of Salem/Gore Middle School, which will be built near Liberty High School.
The architects met with parents and administrators in a separate meeting Wednesday afternoon in hopes of receiving more input and ironing out further plans.
"They just want to make sure they have a room for everything the (school) wants to offer," Cann said.