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Aberegg Officially Joins Board

By Staff | Nov 28, 2012

At the Monday meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education, William Aberegg was officially sworn in by Executive Secretary JoBeth Simmons to a position on the board. (Photo by Lauren Riggs)

At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education, William D. Aberegg was officially sworn in as a member of the board. Jo Beth Simmons, executive secretary and notary public, administered the oath to Aberegg. Aberegg was elected to the board for a vacant term, which will end June 30, 2014.

In other board news, Superintendent Diane Watt gave a brief report on the Wetzel County Schools Tribute to Veterans. Watt expressed pride in the six Wetzel County Schools that participated in Veterans Day programs.

She further provided the board with a slideshow of pictures from the Veterans Day program she attended at Long Drain School. Watt explained that Long Drain School had a welcome sign for veterans, as well as greeters at every door for the honored guests of the program.

Watt explained that every student of LDS participated in a display of small yellow ribbons. Each student added their own yellow ribbon to the display and every student who had a family member who was in the military provided a picture to accompany their ribbon.

The program for veterans also included music from the chorus.

In another matter, Director of Ancillary Services Brian Jones provided a brief report of the bus accident which had occurred that morning. Jones said paramedics responded to the accident but no injuries were reported. He explained the accident occurred on Long Point, which is located on state Route 20, between Porters Falls and Reader. The accident involved a large truck going uphill, left of center.

In an interview by phone Tuesday morning, Wetzel County Sheriff Mike Koontz confirmed the details of the accident but added it was still under investigation. No charges have been filed. Koontz said the truck and school bus collided and the trailer of the truck was left of center.

Koontz said the accident occurred at approximately 7 to 7:30 a.m.

Additionally, a special meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education will be held today, 6 p.m. The meeting will consist of two student expulsion hearings. The hearings will be closed and will concern each students’ alleged violations of the Safe Schools Act and the Wetzel County Board of Education Policy “JFC.”

The superintendent’s recommendations for each student is expulsion through the end of the 2012-2013 school year.