At the time, Paine wanted the state to keep an eye on the county's improvement, and the state continued to control curriculum and instruction decisions.
Also Wednesday, the state board voted to return partial control of Grant County Schools to the local school board.
State board members voted to return curriculum decisions, policies, facilities, transportation and the school calendar to Grant County.
The vote comes after the county improved deficiencies discovered in an audit by the OEPA. State school board members voted today to maintain control of personnel and financial issues.
Some concerns regarding board leadership remain in Grant County, Penix said Wednesday.
The state first intervened in the Eastern Panhandle county in 2009. At the time, former Grant County superintendent Marsha Carr-Lambert had sued three school board members who had not renewed her contract. Brewing tensions led to divisions within the central office staff, and employees' taking sides.
Schools in Fayette, Gilmer, McDowell, Mingo and Preston counties also are under state intervention.