UPDATE 12/18/2013 4:30 PM
Four years after a new man took the post, the Wood County Board of Education once again is searching for a new superintendent.
James Patrick Law announced Tuesday night he is retiring.
His last official day is June 30th, after schools close for the summer.
Dr. Law is in his fourth year as Wood County superintendent after seven years heading up the school system in Pocahontas County.
But Superintendent Law has worked in the public school system for four decades and he says he's been considering retiring for the past two years.
He says he's pleased to be finishing up his career in public education in the school system he attended as a student.
Law's announcement comes as Wood County is being considered for recognition for classroom excellence by a national accreditation organization.
Word on its decision is expected early next year.
A big announcement at Tuesday's Wood County Board of Education meeting.
The superintendent announces he is leaving.
After going into executive session Tuesday night, superintendent Dr. Patrick Law announced his retirement.
That will take effect at the end of the school year on June 30.
Dr. Law says he has been thinking for a few years about retiring.