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Jeff Shawver will be the city schools' new chief of physical plants.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Roanoke’s building commissioner is poised to become the city school system’s new chief of physical plants, where he’ll oversee the division’s buildings and maintenance work.
Jeff Shawver became Roanoke’s building commissioner in 2007. He will begin his new role with Roanoke City Public Schools on Nov. 4 and will earn $87,082, a system spokesman said.
Division spokesman Justin McLeod said in an email the chief of physical plants is a new position. It is indirectly related to the possibility of Curt Baker, deputy superintendent for operations, leaving the school system.
McLeod said last month Baker was in final negotiations to become a superintendent in Pennsylvania and said Monday there was nothing new to report about the negotiations. McLeod said Baker is still employed by Roanoke City Public Schools.
When asked about the creation of Shawver’s new position, McLeod said departments are being restructured preparing for Baker’s potential departure. He said he could not provide additional information because it is a personnel matter.
Shawver, who served as the deputy building commissioner before taking over the top spot in 2007, is also a 20-year Navy veteran.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he served as deputy building commissioner from 2001 to 2007. Prior to that he served as a building inspector with the city from 1985 to 1999. According to the profile, Shawver has a bachelor’s degree in construction and business from Fort Hays State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Walden University.
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