Board Approves Personnel Items
The Wetzel County Board of Education approved one retirement, accepted a resignation, and acted on two other personnel matters at its first meeting of the new year, Jan. 3.
Wilma L. Orndorff will retire at the end of the day Jan. 31 from her position as halftime supervisory teacher aide at Hundred High School.
Effective immediately was the resignation of Sarah E. Benson as SAT coordinator at Paden City Elementary School. Also at PCES, Vickey L. Titus was employed as cook II, while Mary K. Young’s assignment was changed to halftime cook III from custodian III at Magnolia High School. The board approved a request from Susan and Danny Gilbert for their daughter to continue attending Paden City High School for the remainder of the school year. That increase in student population was offset by Mary R. Baker’s approved request to have her son released from Wetzel County schools to attend school in Tyler County.
The board authorized MHS student Brittany Klug to attend school only for periods three though eight for the rest of the school year, providing she accumulates sufficient credits to meet graduation requirements. Her request was endorsed by MHS Principal Kathi Schmalz.
Amanda McPherson’s out-of-state travel request was approved to take the MHS Band and Choir to New York City March 18-20 to see the Broadway musical “Green Day: American Idiot.” The trip will be paid from student fees and fund raisers.
The board adjourned to its next regularly-scheduled meeting,7 p.m., Jan. 17, at the county office building, 333 Foundry St., New Martinsville.