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Wetzel County BOE Meets Via Youtube

By Staff | Apr 22, 2020

The Wetzel County Board of Education held it’s regular meeting April 13, via YouTube with all members present. Mr. Grace started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Mr. Price delivered the invocation. Superintendent Toman asked Assistant Superintendant Darren Cook to speak on the school calendar, Cook said that it was unanimous everyone wanted option one. That option has teachers starting on August 24, and the students reporting on August 27, and the last day of the school year would be June 1, 2021 for the required 180 instructional days for the students.

Under Routine Matters:

Approval for the Valley High School Field House Construction project at Valley High School was awarded to, Lee Reger Builds, Inc.1 Railroad St. Shinnston, WV 26431.

The project consisted of; Demolition of the old field house, and construction of the new field house at Valley High School at the cost of $781,800.00. Mr. Lancaster stated five companies showed up for the bidding of the project but only two submitted bids with Lee Reger Builds being lowest and they will also be the contractor for Hundred High Schools project. He said work should be started on the Valley High School project within the next two weeks with a completion date of August 21, 2020.

Personnel Matters:

Service Personnel: Harold A. Trader, was approved for change in assignment from afternoon Custodian, 228-day contract, at New Martinsville School to Painter/Head Custodian, 261-day contract, at Paden City Elementary, effective April 14, 2020.

Extracurricular:

Ashley White, was approved for employment as 4-8 SAT Coordinator at Short Line School, effective the 2019-2020 school year.

The Treasurers report was also approved by the board. Mr. Toman said they will revisit in May,the revised Wetzel County policy of the GDK-R and the General Conditions of Employment with scheduling of vacations and time off.

Mr. Yeager recognized the great job the professional personnel are doing delivering the lunches to the students. He said that last week he went along to help distribute the lunches and that everyone was pleased to get the lunches.

He commended the personnel for their hard work in making that happen.

Mrs. Wells added that student grades will not drop from when school was closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and students can enhance their grades by turning in assignments they have received.

Mr. Grace said he is still hoping there is a way that graduation can be held for this years Seniors. Toman said a lot is still unknown at this time, but he is in constant contact with State officials and will not put students in any unsafe situation at all.