Ohio County Schools have a new superintendent, but the vote was close.
School board members voted 3-2 Thursday night to hire Scott Lewis as replacement for Soretta Ralph, who was forced out at the end of her contract.
Lewis is currently the superintendent for Hancock County Schools but lives in Ohio County and is a former principal at Ohio County High School and Wayland Alexander Elementary School.
The board, often conflicted by power struggles, voted 3-2 in January not to renew Ralph’s contract. She had been with the school system her entire career.