The following personnel and routine matters were approved at the Oct. 21 meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education. Board member Linda Kirk abstained from voting on personnel matters.
Donna J. Myers, acceptance of retirement from position as custodian at Short Line School, effective the end of the day on Dec. 31.
Mark D. Blair, acceptance of resignation from position as winter evening events coordinator at Magnolia High School, effective immediately.
Brittany D. Jackson, acceptance of resignation from position as assistant cheerleading coach at MHS, effective immediately.
Jeremy B. Kelch, acceptance of resignation from position as head baseball coach at Hundred High School, effective Oct 4.
Toby L. Willis, acceptance of resignation from position as seventh grade boys' basketball coach at Paden City High School, effective immediately.
Mark K. Batton, approval for change in assignment from business teacher at MHS to assistant principal at MHS, permit pending, effective Oct. 22.
Anita M. Lemon, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Oct. 22.
Leslie A White., approval for employment as art teacher at MHS, pending release from Wood County Schools.
Yonsell J. Eller, approval for change in assignment from supervisor of transportation/head mechanic at transportation - bus garage, 261-day contract, 650/H, to mechanic at transportation - bus garage, 261-day contract, 625/F, effective Oct. 22.
Roger D. Heater, II, approval for change in assignment from evening custodian III, 683/C, 228-day contract at MHS, to evening custodian III, 683/C, 228-day contract at LDS, effective Jan. 2.
Karen L. Pegg Approval for change in assignment from half-time cook III, 677/C, at SLS, to cook III, 677/C, at PCES, effective Oct. 22. Will remain "temporary" cook III, 677/C, at NMS.
Kandy S. Stephen Approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 22.
Charles E. Tennant, IV, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 22.
Brian J. Croasmun, approval for contracted services position as LINKS coordinator at NMS, effective Oct. 22.
Jeffrey M. Hiestand, approval for employment as seventh/eighth grade wrestling coach at NMS, effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 WVSSAC season. Not a county funded position.
Jeanine K. Watson, approval for contracted services position as S.A.T. coordinator at HHS, effective Oct. 22.
Virgil L. Wilkins, approval for contracted services position as mentor teacher-vocational agriculture at HHS, effective Oct. 8.
Brian K. Bartlett, approval from employment as head boys' basketball coach at HHS, effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 WVSSAC season. Non-certified.
Jeanine K. Watson, approval for contracted services position as academic coach at HHS, effective Oct. 22.
Leave of Absence:
Approval of request from Michelle K. Bradley for an 'unpaid maternity leave of absence' from her position as mathematics teacher at VHS beginning upon depletion of her personal leave and permissive personal leave days, on or about Nov. 14 through six weeks postpartum.
Request to Use School Facilities:
Approval of request from Jessica Stine, principal, for International Sports Specialists, Inc. to use the gymnasium at Valley High School for a Pro Wrestling Event on Nov. 16.
Approval of request from Alex Holehouse, Area Young Life Director, for a bus and bus operator to transport students and counselors to Jackson's Mill on the evening of Nov. 22, and for a bus and bus operator to transport the students and counselors back from Jackson's Mill on Nov. 24, funded through Young Life.
Approval of the following exception, per provisions of State Board Policy 2444.01 and Wetzel County Policy IKF, and on the recommendation of the principal, for Laura Hayes, a student at Valley High School, to attend school first through fourth periods on a daily basis for the remaining of the 2013-2014 school year, taking the required classes to accumulate sufficient credits to meet graduation requirements.
Out of State Trip:
Approval of request from Olivia Gump, first grade teacher at LDS, to take the first grade class from LDS to the spring house in Washington, Pa., for a field trip to a pumpkin farm on Oct. 31. Funded through class funds.
Approval of the following Chaperones/Volunteers for the 2013-2014 School Year:
Paden City Elementary: Kim Albright, Dave Albright, Amanda Amos, Amanda Anderson, Angela Anderson, Chara Anderson, Mandy Anderson, Nicki Anderson, Penny Baker, Brenda Baker, Missy Barker, Donna Belhadj, Katy Bennett, Malinda Beverlin, Barbara Bidwell, Belidna Billiter, Cassie Billiter, Lindsay Billiter, Anna Blum, Carol Blum, Aimee Bowman, Amie Bowser, Aunnia Brady, Jeremy Byers, Jennifer Cain, Rachel Chaplin, Shawna Christner, Angie Cooper, Marci Costanzo, Gracie Criss, Lisa Dalrymple, Amanda Dennis, Kelly Dennis, Melissa Dennis, Tina Dennis, Ann Drake, Amber Ellenwood, Brittany Flesher, Christy Fulks, Aimee Giovinazzo, Cindy Goddard, Brandy Goding, Lisa Gonzales, V. Tad Greene, Tiffanie Hallack, Chris HIggins, Angel Higgins, Kimberly Hizer, Robert Hizer, Kristy Hoover, Cody Hoover, Courtney Howard, Rhonda Howell, Sheri Jackson, Keesha Jones, Jeremy Joy, Amy Kelly, Tomala Knisely, Dawn Lafferty, Natacia Lallathin, Jennifer Latimer, Amy Leasure, Randy Leek, Elizabeth Littell, Bill Little, Zoa Little, Sharon Lively, John Long, Amy Longwell, Misti Lookadoo, Kendra Lydick, Perry Lydick, Heather McAbee, Melissa McEldowney, Chris McGinnis, Mary C. McGinnis, Frances McKay, Scott McPeek, Josh Mace, Julia Matheny, Cynthia Michael, Tiffany Michael, Teresa Midcap, Stephany Miller, Terri Miller, Taneauha Moore, Liliana Munoz, Chris Neff, Denise Neff, Katrina Neff, Brenda Palmer, Qiu Hua Pan, Brooke Parrish, Joseph Parrish, Jessica Peck, Renee Pennell, Susan Phillips, Regina Pierce, Susan Postlethwait, Debra Price, Violet Probst, Jessica Quinn, Whitney Racer, Allison Raper, Stephanie Rogers, Kevin Schupbach, Donald Shafer, Melissa Shafer, Bethany Shurak, Mellissa Slider, Jenna Smith, Elizabeth Southerly, Susan Stackpole, Amber Straight, Robert Taylor II, Erica Thomas, Missy Thorn, April Torres, Barbara Wade, Crystal Wade, Melissa Wayt, Amy Weber, Jodie Weckbacher, Brittany Whittington, Marjori Wilcox, Marsha Wildman, Misty Willey, Kelly Young, Lizbeth Yaron.
Approval on Second Reading of Wetzel County Policy GBM, Employee Grievance Procedure, and Second Reading of Wetzel County Policy GDK-R, General Conditions of Employment.