Statement on Passing of Board Member Pete Thaw

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  • Briana Warner
  • 12/29/2017

Dr. Duerring, Superintendent of Kanawha County Schools, released the following statement regarding the passing of board member Pete Thaw.

“On behalf of the Kanawha County Board of Education, I would like to express our great sense of sadness upon the passing of board member Pete Thaw, and extend our deepest sympathies to the Thaw family. Pete has been fighting for this county’s school system and its students for nearly two decades and he will be remembered for his strength, tenacity and courage to stand up for what he believed in – and what he believed was best for each Kanawha County Schools student. His departure is a true loss and we honor his years of service to this community and its children.”

Pete was first elected to the Kanawha County Board of Education is 1998 and served for almost 20 years. Additional bio information is available at: