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County board commends Holleran


Mathews County School Superintendent Dr. David Holleran, who retired at the end of the school year, was recognized by the board of supervisors on June 23 for his service to the county.

Reading the board’s resolution, chairman O.J. Cole said that Holleran had been in public education for over 30 years, the past 12 of which were spent as Mathews superintendent. Cole said that Holleran had shown leadership and support to numerous civic and professional organizations in the county, had earned the respect of the board of supervisors for his ability to work collaboratively, and had led the schools to achieving full accreditation “in an environment of fiscal restraint.”

Cole thanked Holleran for his service and said that Holleran had worked hard on helping the board “understand the fiscal situation as it pertains to the state and how it allocates the funds.”

“When you talk about the budget, you’re talking the heart and soul of the school, a...

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