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Regular Meeting of the
Board of Education of the County of Roane

August 26, 2021

6:00 pm @ Roane County High School, Spencer, WV

This agenda is available to the public upon request at any time during regular business hours preceding the upcoming Roane County Board of Education meeting. Public participation and attendance are welcomed and encouraged. This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the County School System's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in agenda item, "Presentations." Speakers are asked to express themselves in a civil manner, with due respect for the dignity and privacy of others who may be affected by your comments. While it is not our intent to stifle public comment, speakers should be aware that if your statements violate the rights of others under the law of defamation or invasion of privacy, you may be held legally responsible. If you are unsure of the legal ramifications of what you are about to say, we urge you to consult first with your legal advisor. The Board reserves the right to amend this agenda with emergency personnel/financial matters which may arise after publication.

  1. This meeting could be joined remotely. The public could join by calling the provided number and entering the provided conference ID or by joining on Microsoft Teams using the provided link.
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively Charged
    2. Public Participation
    3. Division Spotlight: Technology
    4. School Spotlight: Walton Elementary / Middle School
    5. Program Spotlight: Summer SOLE
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Instructional Materials Adoption for Specialty Course
      1. Dual-Credit English: Pearson, "The Blair Reader: Exploring Issues and Ideas," 9th Edition
    2. Create new positions to address enrollment increases
      1. Teacher / Kindergarten, Geary Elementary / Middle School (2nd position)
      2. Teacher / Kindergarten, Spencer Elementary School (4th position)
      3. Cook, Spencer Elementary School (5th position)
    3. Update on COVID-19 in schools including safety protocols and procedures
    4. Board and Superintendent Goals for 2021-22
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by _____________________ and seconded by _____________________ to approve the following consent agenda, as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent.
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on August 12, 2021
    2. Financial
      1. Transfers/supplements to the budget
      2. Payments of bills as submitted; pre-approval to release checks not to exceed $20,000 prior to the next board meeting
      3. Financial Reports
    3. Policies
      1. 1st Reading
        1. Policy 223 - Program of Study For High School (Grades 9 through 12) (revised)
        2. Policy 224 - Alternative Delivery of Educational Programs (revised)
        3. Policy 224.1 - Virtual Instruction (new)
    4. Contract(s) / Bid(s) / Agreement(s)
      1. MOU with Roane General Hospital regarding situational use of physical therapists
      2. Amended transportation contract for 2 students
    5. Field Trips
    6. Volunteers
    7. Student Transfers
      1. 3 students from Calhoun County Schools to Roane County Schools
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by _____________________ and seconded by _____________________ to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent.
    1. Create New Position(s)
      1. Teacher / Kindergarten (SES), 200 days, effective August 9, 2021
      2. Teacher / Kindergarten (GEMS), 200 days, effective August 9, 2021
      3. Cook II (SES), 200 days, effective August 27, 2021
    2. Resignation(s)
      1. Knudsen, Candace - Substitute bus operator (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 20, 2021
      2. Sinclair, Thomas - Coach, Girls Basketball (Spencer Middle School), effective August 23, 2021
    3. New Employment(s)
      1. Mills, Ashley - Teacher / Special Education (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective August 13, 2021,
      2. Keaton, Jessica - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 27, 2021, Pending CIB clearance
      3. Taylor, Jill - Professional Accountant / Benefits Coordinator (RCS - Central Office), effective September 13, 2021
  6. Reports of Committees
    1. Roane Jackson Technical Center Administrative Council (8/17/2021)
  7. Superintendent's Remarks
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting, Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm on September 9, 2021 at Roane County High School.