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Wetzel Board Of Education Approves Personnel Matters

By Staff | Mar 31, 2010

The Wetzel County Board of Education accepted the following resignations at its March 15 statutory and regular session: Rick D. Borders as 7/8 grade social studies teacher at Short Line School; Keith J. Headley as countywide substitute teacher; and Daniel L. Postlethwait as custodian at Magnolia High School.

Postlethwait’s resignation was retroactive to March 3. Borders resigned as of March 22 and Headley’s separation was effective immediately.

In addition to approving the employment of Brian L. Lemasters as countywide substitute mechanic assistant, the board also okayed a number of changes in assignment for professional and service employees for the 2010-11 school year.

Kathy J. Amos’ assignment was changed to fourth grade teacher from fifth grade at the same school, while Paula S. Cumberledge was assigned as third grade teacher at SLS. At present, Cumberledge teachers first grade at New Martinsville School.

At SLS, Lisa M. Ferrell’s assignment was changed from fifth grade teacher to kindergarten. Kimberley S. Edgell was reassigned from Valley High School as social studies/special education teacher to SLS as 7/8 grade social studies teacher. Judith R. Hughan was reassigned from English teacher at VHS to 7/8 grade language arts teacher at SLS for next year.

Kelly D. Taylor was reassigned from countywide supervisory teacher aide-special education-transportation on bus #36 to the same position based at SLS.

Bus Operator Franklin Scott Hixenbaugh’s route was changed from Mobley/North Fork/Four Mile/Barker on bus #16 to Mt/ Herman/Robinson Ridge/Sugar Run/Littleton/Long Drain on bus #18.

The board approved contracted services as after school tutor at Long Drain School for the following teachers, all effective March 16: Paula S. Cumberledge, Carla D. Fluharty, Olivia L. Gump, Katherine Kaufman, Johanna Lemasters, David L. Pethtel, Beth A. Sigley, Ted G. Summer, and Chris M. Wilson.

In addition, contracted services at LDS were approved for Janet M. Day and Sharon E. Snider as extended day tutors and Dawn L. West was approved as Title I Intervention Coordinator at the school.

Also effective March 16, contracted services as extended day tutors at NMS were approved for Lisa M. Ferrell, Stephen E. Rogalski, and Carol L. Tallman, while Madonna S. Morgan was approved for the same position at SLS and Jennifer L. Eller at Paden City Elementary School.

The board approved a request from Allyson Lough for her daughter, Eudora, to be released from PCES to attend Tyler County Schools beginning in the 2010-11 school year.

Meanwhile the board approved the following parental requests for their children to attend or to continue attending Wetzel County schools next year: Tammy D. Chambers, David R. Dailey, and Barbara Meyer.

The board gave second and final approval to a revision in its policy and job description for director of school improvement, student assessment, strategic planning, and federal programs. The purpose of that revision was to avoid duplication of duties with other positions.

The board also incorporated mandatory federal regulations into its policy for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities.

The board’s next regularly-scheduled meetings were set for 7 p.m., April 5 and 7 p.m. April 19, at which meeting the proposed budget is up for adoption.