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Board Meets In Two Long Executive Sessions

July 18, 2012
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Minus the opening remarks, the pledge of allegiance, and the invocation, the first two-and-a-half hours of Monday night's Wetzel County Board of Education meeting, were spent in two separate executive sessions.

The first session was held behind closed doors, per the request of Sherry Bachman. The agenda gives the reason for the executive session as to discuss any material that the disclosure of would constitute an unwarranted invasion of an individual's privacy.

The second session, also held behind closed doors, was requested by Tom West, for the discussion of personnel matters. No public action was taken after either executive session.

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The storm damage at Paden City High School’s football field included five light poles were compromised, including three that had cracks at the bottom of the poles, as well as two that collapsed completely.

In other matters, Director of Ancillary Services Brian Jones gave a brief update on storm items. He stated that Eric Gonzales of All-State Insurance did estimates and All-State would have the figures next week. In regards to damage at Paden City High School's football field, he stated five light poles were compromised, including three that had cracks at the bottom of the poles, as well as two that collapsed completely.

The following retirements, resignations, and employment changes were approved at Monday's meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education.

Retirements

William D. Aberegg, approval for retirement from position as Agriculture Science Teacher at Magnolia High School, effective July 30.

Bernice J. Hornbeck, approval of retirement from position as Supervisory Teacher Aide, effective June 30.

Mary A. Pethtel, approval of retirement from position as Secretary III at Hundred High School, effective June 30.

John P. Workman Jr., approval of retirement from position as Social Studies Teacher at Magnolia High School, effective July 1, 2012.

Resignation

Kayla J. Lemley, approval of resignation from position as Countywide Substitute Teacher, effective immediately.

Employment and/or Changes in Employment:

Professional Personnel:

Nikki L. Doty, approval for employment as Technology Education Teacher at Magnolia High School, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

Abram S. Highly, approval for change in assignment from Principal at Short Line School, 240-day contract, to Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction (PK-6) and Director of Title I, 261-day contract, at the County Office, effective July 17.

Service Personnel:

Mary A. Pethtel, approval for employment as Countywide Substitute Secretary, effective July 17.

Extracurricular:

Leah M. Brown, approval for employment as Assistant Cheerleader Coach at Valley High School, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 "WVSSAC" Season. (Non-Certified).

Carolyn E. Hostutler, approval for employment as Assistant Cheerleader Coach at Hundred High School, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 "WVSSAC" Season. (Non-Certified).

Alissa R. Kirkbride, approval for employment as 7th/8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Coach at Paden City High School, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 "WVSSAC" Season. (Not a county funded position).

Rescissions for the 2012-2013 School Year:

Laura A. Barcus, approval for change in assignment from Third Grade Teacher at New Martinsville School to Kindergarten Teacher at New Martinsville School, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

Leslie C. Emch, approval for change in assignment from Second Grade Teacher at Long Drain School to Early Start/Pre-School Special Needs Teacher, Countywide based at WCCCF, effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

Kelly D. Taylor, approval for change in assignment from Supervisory Teacher Aide - Early Start (Special Education), Countywide based at WCCCF to Supervisory Teacher Aide - Kindergarten at New Martinsville School effective the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

The following routine matters also met the board's approval at Monday night's meeting:

Lease Agreements:

Town of Hundred, Athletic Field leased from the town of Hundred beginning July 30, 2012, and expiring June 15, 2013, for $8,300.

Huskie Lumber Company, property on Route 7 leased from the Huskie Lumber Company (for parking buses in the Hundred area) beginning Oct. 16, 2012, through Oct. 15, 2013, for $2,200.

Paden City Development Authority, Paden City Middle School Facility leased from the Paden City Development Authority beginning Aug. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2012, for the hourly rate of $20, not to exceed 200 hours ($4,000).

Pine Grove, land leased to the Wetzel County EMT Squad, Short Line Area, for $1 per year beginning the first day of July 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Request to Attend Wetzel County Schools:

A request was granted to Carolyn and Tim Hizer for their daughter, Haley Hizer, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (Paden City High School) for the 2012-2013 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.

Rick and Dawn Myers were also granted approval for their children, Clayton and Olivia Myers, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (New Martinsville School and Magnolia High School) for the 2012-2013 school year.

Request to Use Field and Field House Facilities:

Approval of request from River High School to utilize Magnolia High School Alumni Field and field house facilities for the 2012 Varsity Football Season, due to construction issues at River HIgh School.

Memorandum of

Understanding:

Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the responsibilities of Fairmont State University and those of the Wetzel County School System in regards to the placement and supervision of Fairmont State University Clinical students and student teachers.

The first reading of the Wetzel County Policy JEAA: Compulsory School Attendance, originated by Todd Barcus, attendance director/student support services coordinator, also met the board's approval.

 
 
 

 

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