Several requests met the Wetzel County Board of Education's approval during their meeting on June 5.
Approval was given to Bernard and Georgia Bland for their daughter, Jessica L. Bland, to be released from Wetzel County Schools (Paden City High) to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
Also, Ashley Moore was given permission for her son, Cole Moore, to be released from Wetzel County Schools (Paden City Elementary School) to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
Lisa and Daniel Gonzales were given permission for their son, Brady Anderson, to attend Wetzel County Schools (Paden City Elementary School) for the 2012-2013 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.
Stacy Hooper was given permission for her daughter, Civita Hooper, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (New Martinsville School) for the 2012-2013 school year, pending release from Brooke County Schools.
Lastly, William C. Wilcox was given permission for his son, William Charles Michael Wilcox III, to attend Wetzel County Schools (Paden City High School) for the 2012-2013 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.
Bids were received on May 18 for the roof replacement/partial replacements at Valley High School, Long Drain School, and New Martinsville School. The superintendent recommended the acceptance of the low base bid as submitted by Sutter Roofing for the replacement of the Valley High School roof in the amount of $185,230 and partial replacement at New Martinsville School in the amount of $39,730. Acceptance was given in regards to those bids as well as to the low base bid as submitted by Mansuetto Roofing for the partial replacement at Long Drain School in the amount of $69,150.
Bids were received on May 23 for the bleacher replacement at Paden City High School. Acceptance was given to the recommendations given by Diane Watt, who recommended the acceptance of the low base bid as submitted by Highland Products Group LLC in the amount of $77,147.
Approval was given for the following chaperones/volunteers for the Magnolia High School Band Camp: Ryan Deems, Music Educator in Wyoming County; Jacob Hoskins, Junior Music Education Student at Marshall University; Tomas Jude, Senior Music Education Student at Glenville State; Thomas Myers, Music Educator in Wyoming County; and Derek Staley, Senior Music Education Student at Marshall University.
Approval was given to Beverly Gibb, director of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, for a bus and bus operator to transport children and counselors from the Lewis Wetzel Park to the Brooklyn Area Train Station and back to Lewis Wetzel Park on June 13, June 15, June 19, or June 22. This trip is funded through the New Martinsville Park and Recreation Commission.
The second reading of the GBEE, Acceptable Use of Technology/Internet by Employees, and JFB, Acceptable Use of Technology policies was also approved by the board.
The treasurer's report requested approval for the following unrestricted projects: Project 00001, Contingency Reserve; Project 00005, Building Improvements; Project 00183, Medicaid Reimbursement FY11; Project 00270, Technology - Levy; Project 00283, Medicaid Reimbursement FY12; and Project 00590, Flood 2004 - Allstate.
A $33,338 supplement also met the board's approval. This $33,338 is a state grant that counties can apply for to assist with special education expenses for those students that cost more than $35,000 in a school year. Wetzel County applies and receives this funding twice per year.