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Board of Education Recognizes School Resource Officers at Meeting

September 11, 2019
By Telina Frye - Staff Writer , Wetzel Chronicle

By TELINA FRYE

Staff Writer

The Wetzel County Board of Education, at its August 26 meeting, recognized School Resource Officers: Tim Cecil, Chief of Police, Mike Koontz, Sheriff, Adam Skinner, Courtney South, Mary Bordenkircher, Donald Bordenkircher and Randy Adams.

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The Wetzel County Board of Education honored the Chief of Police, Sheriff and School Resource Officers as they begin a new school year.

In other matters, the following matters were approved at the meeting:

Personnel Matters: Resignations: Carolyn Hizer, acceptance of resignation from position as Assistant Cheer Coach at Paden City High School, effective immediately. Brooke Liptak, acceptance of resignation from position as School Counselor at Paden City Elementary, effective August 13, 2019. Kenneth D. Nice, acceptance of resignation from position as Assistant Softball Coach at Valley High School, effective August 19, 2019.

Professional Personnel: Paul E. Barcus, III, approval for change in assignment from MI/LD/BD with Autism Teacher at Short Line School to MI/LD/BD with Autism Teacher at Paden City Elementary, effective August 28, 2019. Jennifer M. Stillwagoner, approval for employment as Countywide Substitute School Nurse, effective August 28, 2019. Adriene N. Ware, approval for change in assignment from 6/8 English Teacher at Short Line School to Reading Intervention Teacher at Short Line School, effective August 28, 2019.

Michaella L. Goddard, approval for change in assignment from MI/LD/BD with Autism Teacher at Long Drain School to Pre-K/Special Needs Teacher at Long Drain School, effective August 28, 2019. Lisa A. Kelch, approval for change in assignment from Speech/Language Pathologist at Long Drain School and Hundred High School to Special Education Teacher (on permit) at Hundred High School, effective August 28, 2019. Emily P. Patterson, approval for change in assignment from Countywide Substitute Teacher to Science Teacher (6-8) at Short Line School, effective August 28, 2019. Samantha M. Smith, approval for employment as English Teacher at Paden City High School, effective August 28, 2019.

Service Personnel: Melissa K. Balcerek, approval for change in assignment from Supervisory Teacher Aide/Special Education/one-on-one at Paden City High School to Supervisory Teacher Aide/ECCAT/Pre-K at New Martinsville School, effective August 28, 2019. Sara L. Grimm, approval for change in assignment from Supervisory Teacher Aide/Special Education at Hundred High School to Supervisory Teacher Aide/ECCAT/floating at Short Line School, effective August 28, 2019. Laura A. Yoho, approval for change in assignment from Supervisory Teacher Aide/Special Education/Autism Mentor at Short Line School to Supervisory Teacher Aide/Special Education/one-on-one at Short Line School, effective August 28, 2019. Andrea Poe, approval for employment as Countywide Substitute Secretary, effective August 28, 2019. Tamara D. VanDyne, approval for change in assignment from Countywide Substitute Supervisory Teacher Aide to School Secretary at Paden City High School, 220-day contract, effective August 22, 2019.

Extracurricular: Heather D. Riggle, approval for employment as Evening Events CoordinatorFall Season at Paden City High School, effective the beginning of the 2019-2020 WVSSAC Fall Season. Beverly A. VanScyoc, approval for employment as Evening Events CoordinatorSpring Season at Hundred High School, effective the beginning of the 2019-2020 WVSSAC Spring Season.

Leave of Absence: Approval of request from Donna Sands for a medical leave of absence from her position as School Nurse at New Martinsville School, effective September 3, 2019 through release from physician.

Reconfiguration for the 2019-20 School Year: Kelly Jo Lloyd, upon the recommendation of the Principal, in accordance with West Virginia Code 18A-4-7a(u), approval for change in assignment from MI/LD/BD Teacher at Short Line School to MI/LD/BD with Autism (K-3) Teacher at Short Line School, effective August 28, 2019.

Routine Matters: Request to Attend Wetzel County Schools: Approval of request from Rebecca Witt for her children, Destiny and Lillian Witt, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (New Martinsville School) for the 2019-2020 school year, pending release from Tyler County.

Release from Wetzel County Schools: Approval of request from Erick and Jessica Kibbey for their child, Jackson Kibbey, to be released from Wetzel County Schools to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

Articles of Agreement: Approval of the Higher Education Articles of Agreement which outlines the responsibilities of West Liberty University and Wetzel County Schools in regards to the placement and supervision of West Liberty University Pre-service and Student Teachers, effective August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Approval for Transfers and Increases in the Budget.

Approval of Second Reading of Revised Wetzel County Policy GCBD, Paid Leave.

BOARD MEMBER COMMITTEE REPORTS:All of the directors were at the meeting to give board member committee reports. Mr. Cook, Assistant Superintendent, gave a report on the orientation he conducted which several new employees attended. Mrs. Wells gave an update on policies which were worked on and acted on among several other things including snow packets. Mrs. Standiford gave an update on academies, camps and, trainings that have been provided. Mr. Barcus gave a report on Erin's Law, a new law starting this year for students and staff. For students, grades K-12, it pertains to privacy of bodies. For younger children there are lessons such as good touch versus bad touch. For older students there are lessons on sexual abuse. For staff members, the state department is releasing on line modules for them to watch. He also discussed safety requirements as well as other concerns. Ms. Novotny gave an update on programs for students who needed extra instruction and workshops that were held for Special Education teachers as well as conferences that will be held. Mr. Lancaster stated that it has been a busy time for him, closing out last fiscal year which ends on June 30 and starting a new year in July and there's a lot that goes into that. He noted that they are on schedule and are in good shape. Brian Jones gave an update on the New Martinsville main entrance stating that substantial completion was scheduled for that week. He gave an update on the Long Drain school playground which is currently under construction as well as the Hundred high school field house. He also gave an updated on the Shortline school office complex. Mr. McPherson stated that they closed out the last school year with 2,500 repairs. They have taken care of all 2,200 laptops. He also gave details on what the laptops are capable of. Mrs. McPherson gave an update on summer food which ran June 17 to August 9 in most locations. She noted that the coolest thing was that they had three mobile meal routes which served almost 7,000 meals this summer. She also gave child nutrition information updated for 2019-2020 as well as several other updates.

With the date and time of the next meeting being Sept. 9 at 6:00 p.m., a motion was made and approved to adjourn the meeting.

 
 
 

 

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