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Board Approves Matters

By Staff | Jun 10, 2015

The following personnel and routine matters were approved at the Monday, June 1 meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education:

Personnel Matters:

Employment and/or Changes in Employment:

Resignations:

Michelle A. LaRue, acceptance of resignation from position as countywide substitute teacher (non-certified), effective the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Matthew A. Carson, acceptance of resignation from position as assistance girls’ softball coach at VHS, effective the end of the 2014-2015 WVSSAC Season.

Meghan M. Casto, acceptance of resignation from position as guidance counselor at LDS, effective May 28.

Professional Personnel:

Lindsay K. Cain, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective June 2, non-certified.

Katie B. Barker, approval for change in assignment from second grade teacher at PCES to second grade teacher at SLS effective August 11.

Service Personnel:

Brenda K. Brookover, approval for change in assignment from secretary II at Paden City Elementary School, 220-day contract, 536/E, to secretary II at New Martinsville School, 220-day contract, 536/E, effective July 28.

Joseph O. Flesher, Jr., approval for change in assignment from evening custodian III at NMS, 228-day contract, 683/C, to evening custodian III at PCES, 228-day contract, 683/C, effective July 22.

Justin F. Herrick, approval for change in assignment from the transfer/subsequent assignment list to evening custodian III at SLS, 228-day contract, 683/C, effective July 22.

Thomas L. Pegg, Jr., approval for change in assignment from bus operator – bus #3, Limestone/Doolin, 655/D, to bus operator – bus #14-2, Slim Chance/Maple Avenue/Villas, 655/D, effective Aug. 11

Joseph T. Melott, approval for change in assignment from mechanic assistant, 623/E at the Wetzel County School Bus Garage to Mechanic, 625/F at the Wetzel County School Bus Garage, effective June 3.

Extracurricular:

Shannon L. Eastham, approval for employment as summer program cook III at Long Drain School, effective June 29.

Hunter T. Ankrom, approval for employment as summer program teacher at LDS, effective June 25.

Sara L. Grimm, approval for employment as summer program cook II at PCES, effective June 22.

Cheryl S. Hillberry, approval for employment as summer program cook III at LDS/HHS, effective July 1.

Marla J. LaRue, approval for employment as summer program teacher at LDS, effective June 25.

Sharon A. Scyoc, approval for employment as summer program cook II at SLS, effective June 22.

Beth A. Sigley, approval for employment as summer program teacher at LDS, effective June 25.

Mitchell J. Snider, approval for employment as summer program teacher at LDS, effective June 25.

Sharon E. Snider, approval for employment as co-summer program coordinator/teacher at LDS, effective June 24, 2015.

Vickey L. Titus approval for employment as summer program cook III at SLS/VVHS, effective July 1.

Ashley B. White Approval for employment as Co-Summer Program Coordinator/Teacher at Long Drain School, effective June 24, 2015.

Christena L. Wilcox Approval for employment as Summer Program Cook II at Paden City Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015.

Chris M. Wilson Approval for employment as Summer Program Teacher at Long Drain School, effective June 25, 2015.

Rescindments for 2015-2016 School Year:

Lisa J. Sidenstricker Approval for change in assignment from the 2015-2016 transfer list to supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor – special education at NMS, 519/G, effective Aug. 11.

Coordinator and Coaching Assignments for the 2015-2016 School Year

Valley High School: assistant girls softball coach, Matthew A. Carson; spring events coordinator, Jeffery E. Derby.

Long Drain School: athletic director, Kasey L. Sapp.

Re-employment as Extended Year Program – Summer 2015, Effective June 10,

2015:

Elizabeth B. Hiestand, countywide MI/LD/BD with autism teacher

Vicki L. Natali, countywide MI teacher

Thomas L. Pegg, Jr., countywide summer bus operator

Amy B. Petin, countywide pre-school special needs with autism teacher

JoDell S. Ritchea, countywide supervisory teacher aide

Eva A. Rogalski, countywide supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor mentor

Pamela J. Shockley, countywide supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor

Lisa J. Sidenstricker, countywide supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor

Ashley M. Smith, countywide pre-school special needs teacher

Thomas E. Tennant, countywide supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor

Kimberly L. Underwood, countywide supervisory teacher aide – transportation

Rebecca A. Winters, countywide supervisory teacher aide/autism mentor

Carol A. Zombott, countywide speech and language pathologist

Routine Matters:

Out of State Trips:

Approval of request from Kathi Schmalz, Principal, for members of Magnolia faculty to take approximately 50 seniors from Magnolia High School on a field trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Funded through student fees.

Approval of request from Teresa Standiford, principal, to attend a Differentiated Instruction Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 6-10. Funded through Title I funds.

Approval of request from Tammy H. Wells for John Armstrong, Pamela Christy, Karen Longwell, Paul Huston, and Ted Sumner to attend Carnegie Mathematics Teaching Excellence Institute, July 7-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Funded by Carnegie and Step-7 funds.

Approval of request for Crystal Allen, Mark Batton, Nikki Doty, Carla Fluharty, Dan Gottron, Annie Hall, Paul Huston, Bonnie McGlumphy, Tammy Wells, and Jay Yeager to attend School Improvement Network Training in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 29-July 2. Funded through School Improvement Network.

Release from Wetzel County Schools:

Approval of request from Scott and Leticia Wall for their children, Braeden Reese Wall and Sloane Piper Wall, to be released from Wetzel County Schools (PCES) to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

Request to Attend Wetzel County Schools:

Approval of request from Chris and Denise Neff for their children, Isaac and Aubrey Neff, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (PCES and PCHS) for the 2015-2016 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.

Approval of request from Bridget Williams for her children, Ricki Williams, Jesse Efaw, Adam Efaw, and Randi Efaw, to continue attending Wetzel County Schools (NMS and MHS) for the 2015-2016 school year, pending release from Marshall County Schools.

Approval of request from Laura Poole for her child, Addison Grace Poole, to attend Wetzel County Schools (Paden City Elementary) for the 2015-2016 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.

Approval of request from Shay Neff for her child, Dameon Lee Moore, to attend Wetzel County Schools (Paden City Elementary) for the 2015-2016 school year, pending release from Tyler County Schools.

Articles of Agreement:

Approval of Higher Education Agreement which outlines the responsibilities of Wheeling Jesuit University and those of the Wetzel County School System in regards to the placement and supervision of Wheeling Jesuit University Pre-service and Student Teachers, effective June 1 through June 30.

Approval of Higher Education Agreement which outlines the responsibilities of West Virginia University and those of the Wetzel County School System in regards to the placement and supervision of West Virginia University Preservice and Student Teachers, effective August 17, through June 30.

Student Accident Insurance Plan:

Approval to select Young Group, Inc. as Wetzel County Schools’ student accident insurance plan (voluntary participation) for the 2015-2016 school year.