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Enrollment Increase Gets Board Additional Funding

By Staff | Feb 1, 2012

At the Wetzel County Board of Education meeting held Jan. 17, Treasurer Jeff Lancaster shared news that the county would be receiving roughly $233,000 in additional state funding thanks to increased student enrollment.

During the meeting Lancaster detailed many supplements, one being an increase in state funds of around $142,000 due to an enrollment increase of roughly 31 percent. Similarly, Lancaster shared with the board that due to student increase the county will be receiving an additional $91,000 to be added to their bus replacement fund for the next school year.

He explained that amount would allow for the purchase of three new buses.

The board was very pleased to hear this news and approved all such supplements in the budget along with the treasurer’s request to pay bills for the month of December.

In another matter, per the superintendent’s request, the following adjustments to the school calendar for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year to provide Parent/Teacher Conferences were approved:

Jan. 26, Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4-7 p.m. at Long Drain School, Hundred High School, Short Line School, and Valley High School.

Jan. 27, no school for students at LDS, HHS, SLS, and VHS. Personnel participating in after school conferences on Jan. 26 may be dismissed three hours early on Jan. 27.

Feb. 2, Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4-7 p.m. at New Martinsville School, Magnolia High School, Paden City Elementary School, and Paden City High School.

Feb. 3, no school for students at NMS, MHS, PCES, and PCHS. Personnel participating in after school conferences on Feb. 2 may be dismissed three hours early on Feb. 3.

Additionally, the board approved the first reading of Wetzel County Policy EFD, Wetzel County Schools Child Nutrition Program Centralized Billing and Collection Policy; and Wetzel County Policy JFCE, Racial, Sexual, Religious/Ethnic Harassment/Violence/Bullying Policy.