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‘Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium’ Approved By Board Of Education

October 16, 2013
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - Staff Writer (lriggs@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Magnolia High School's football stadium will now be referred to as "Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium," thanks to the approval of the Wetzel County Board of Education at their Oct. 7 meeting.

The agenda noted that Magnolia football's playing grounds will still be referred to as "Alumni Field", but the complete title will be "Alumni Field at Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium."

The topic had been tabled since the Sept. 16 meeting when the board decided they wanted to research the matter further.

Board President Mike Blair reached out to the Wetzel Chronicle after the meeting to offer some insight on why, exactly, the matter was tabled.

It appears as if there was some confusion as to whether the field would no longer be referred to as "Alumni Field." Blair stated that the field was always to remain known as Alumni Field, though board members were not aware of this. Thus, the matter was tabled at the Sept. 16 meeting until more information could be gathered.

In another matter, Superintendent Dennis Albright notified the board that the Wetzel County Sheriff's Department had contacted him in regards to the board increasing the amount paid by the board to keep sheriff's deputy Donald Bordenkircher as a Prevention Resource Officer at Valley High School.

"My feelings on this," Board Member Carolyn Gatian began, "is that we have to get away from this tit for tat. We are there as Wetzel County Board Members . . . The difference in pay was the difference in ranking between the two officers."

"The sheriff's department is working without people too," Board Member Linda Kirk stated. "They are trying to work without taking him out of Valley."

"He's doing a good job from what I have heard," Albright commented on Bordenkircher as PRO.

In another matter, Kirk was appointed to the new committee for determining Wetzel County's Employee of the Month.

The following personnel and routine matters were approved at the Oct. 7 meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education. This meeting was held at Paden City Elementary School, so the board could hear Local School Improvement Council reports for both PCES and Paden City High School. Reports of those will be printed in next week's Wetzel Chronicle.

Resignations

Brian R. LeMasters, acceptance of resignation from position as mechanic at the bus garage, effective the end of the day Oct. 4.

Mary K. Young, acceptance of resignation from position as cook at PCES, effective Sept. 30.

Professional Personnel

Matthew S. Ash, approval for employment as vocational agriculture teacher at Hundred High School, effective as soon as possible, pending release from Mingo County Schools.

Donald R. Gilbert Jr., approval for change in assignment from half-time physical education/health teacher at Valley High School and half-time countywide substitute teacher to physical education/health teacher at Magnolia High School, effective Oct. 8.

Lewis A. Kocher, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Oct. 8.

Adrianne O. Burkhart, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Oct. 8.

Amber N. King, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Oct. 8.

Service Personnel

John L. Eggleston, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 8.

Faye K. Heasley, approval for change in assignment from countywide substitute supervisory teacher aide to half-time supervisory teacher aide, 502/C at HHS, and will remain half-time countywide substitute supervisory teacher aide, effective Oct. 8.

Thomas L. LaRue, approval for change in assignment from custodian III at LDS, 683/C, 228-day contract, to head custodian IV/painter at VHS, 684/635-E, 261-day contract, effective Jan. 2.

John S. Littleton, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 8.

Madonna S. Underwood, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 8.

Charity A. Cogar, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 8.

Barbara A. Young, approval for employment as countywide substitute custodian, effective Oct. 8.

Extracurricular

Stacy E. Barcus, approval for contracted services position as academic coach at MHS, effective Oct. 8.

Richard G. Dufffield, Jr., approval for contracted services position as mentor teacher - science and social studies at VHS, effective Oct. 8.

Amy J. Littell, approval for contracted services position as mentor teacher social studies at NMS, effective Oct. 8.

Emily A. McGuire, approval for contracted services position as mentor teacher reading at NMS, effective Oct. 8.

Vincent F. Monseau, approval for employment as head wrestling coach at MHS, effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 WVSSAC Season.

Thomas R. Myers, approval for contracted services position as academic coach at MHS, effective Oct. 8.

Jason P. Salva, approval for employment as seventh/eighth grade cheerleader coach at PCHS, effective the beginning of the 2014-2014 WVSSAC season.

Beverly A. VanScyoc, approval for contracted services position as LINKS coordinator at HHS,, effective Oct. 8.

Shayne R. Minor, approval for employment as seventh grade girls' basketball coach at LDS, effective the beginning of the 2013-2014 WVSSAC Season.

Reconfiguration for 2013-2014 School Year

Mark D. Blair, upon the recommendation of the principal, in accordance with West Virginia Code 18A-4-7a(u), approval for change in assignment from physical education/health teacher at MHS to driver education teacher at MHS, effective Oct. 8.

Rescindment of Posting

Approval of the rescindment of Wetzel County Schools Job Posting 2013-281, mentor teacher - special education at VHS for lack of need.

Rescindment of Position:

Pamela A. Jackson, approval of rescindment of position as service personnel performing specialized health care for the 2013-2014 school year at VHS, effective Oct. 1, for lack of need.

Routine Matters

Approval of request from Teresa Standiford for the SLS leadership team to travel to the fall 2013 leadership academy in New Orelans, La., Nov. 7-10. Funded through Title One.

Approval of request from Paul C. Huston, II, for Paula Cumberledge, Stephanie Long, Ted Sumner, and Chris Wilson, LDS teachers, to attend the NTCM Regional Math Conference in Louisville, Ky. Nov. 6-8. Funded through Title One.

Approval of request from Mark Lemasters to take five yearbook staff members to Marietta to participate in the design of the 2014 edition of The Mangolian, the MHS yearbook, on Oct. 10.

Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council Foster Grandparent Program (MOVRCIFGP) and

Wetzel County Schools, effective Oct. 1 through Oct. 3l, 2015.

Approval of the Statement of Work Agreement between Wetzel County Schools and the Regional Education Service Agency VI (RESA 6) for Educational Support Services, to be executed effective July 1, 2013.

 
 

 

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