Board Approves Many Matters
The Wetzel County Board of Education Oct. 18 approved an agreement with the Grandview-Doolin Public Service District for Long Drain School to purchase water from the PSD with an initial tap fee of $50.
The board also approved a memorandum of understanding with West Virginia Northern Community College that allows high school students to enroll in college classes and receive college credit.
In other action, the board approved the retirement of Helen Jean Higgins and Linda P. Hill, both effective June 30. Both are long-time employees of the school system. Higgins is executive secretary to the superintendent and election coordinator, while Hill is a fifth grade teacher at New Martinsville School.
The board changed the assignment of Brenda McCoy to cook III at NMS from the same position at Long Drain School. In addition, contracted services were approved for Emily A. McGuire as the school’s Fast ForWord coordinator.
At Hundred High School, the board accepted Bonnie S. McGlumphy’s resignation as academic coach and approved Brian K. Bartlett as assistant boys’ basketball coach for the 2010-11 WVSSAC season.
William S. Dakan was approved for the positions of seventh grade girls’ basketball coach and eighth grade boy’s basketball coach at Long Drain School. The board also approved Shannon B. Duckworth as 7/8 grade cheerleader coach and contracted services for Denise A. Huggins as mentor-teacher in special education at LDS. In addition, Cheryl S. Hillberry was approved for employment as cook III.
In addition, Carla N. Wade’s assignment was changed from countywide MI/LD/BD with Autism teacher at SLS to countywide pre-school special needs teacher at LDS.
Kelly D. Taylor’s assignment was changed from countywide supervisory teacher aide-special education based at NMS to countywide supervisory teacher, Early Start, based as the Wetzel County Center for Children and Families.
The board approved Michael E. Fluharty as Short Line School’s eighth grade boys’ basketball coach and approved a change in assignment for Janice A. Moore at Valley High School. Effective Oct. 19, Moore will move from co-academic coach to academic coach. She also was approved for contracted services as mentor teacher in mathematics. Linda K. Wildman resigned her position as co-academic coach at the school.
In other staffing changes, the board accepted the resignation of Gregory M. Bayes as countywide substitute teacher and approved Lynn M. Barcus and Leslie A. White as substitutes. The board also approved William D. Stuart as countywide substitute bus operator, pending state certification.
In other business, the board authorized a student from Tyler County to attend NMS for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year and approved several out-of-state trip requests. However, the board also released a student to attend Tyler County schools for the balance of the year.
Johanna Lemasters, Janet Park, Marla LaRue, Karen Longwell, and Denise Huggins will attend a mathematics teachers’ conference in New Orleans Oct. 28-29, with funding from Title I. Lillian Pierce will attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s convention in Philadelphia Nov. 18-20. That trip will be paid by NMS and the county special education department.
Elsewhere, the board approved a trip for Valerie Cain and Vicki Natali to a K-12 reinvention symposium Oct. 22-24 in Washington, D.C., funded by Title II monies. And Mark Lemasters will take MHS seniors and yearbook staff members Dawnelle Martin and Lindsay Dieffenbauch to Marietta College Oct. 14 for a designing seminar. The trip will be paid by Lemasters.