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

April 25, 2019

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

  1. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedTeachers of the Year: - Elizabeth Tawney at Geary Elementary Middle School - Rebecca Boggs at Geary Elementary Middle School - Lora Matheney at Spencer Elementary School - Elaine Ashman at Spencer Middle School - Andrea Hays at Walton Elementary Middle School - David Halcomb at Walton Elementary Middle School - Candace Deweese at Roane County High School Roane County Teacher of the Year - Elizabeth TawneySchool Service Personnel of the Year: - Cindy Allen at Geary Elementary Middle School - Rebecca Hildreth at Spencer Elementary School - Tara McKown at Spencer Middle School - Amy Morris at Walton Elementary Middle School - Shannon Stockner at Roane County High School - Ray Hays and Merlin Shamblin from Transportation Roane County Service Personnel of the Year - Ray Hays
    2. Public ParticipationState Auditor, John B. McCuskey, introduced a program developed to make public finances more transparent and publicly accessible online. This program works with WVEIS and is offered as a free service.
  2. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. WVU Extension Agency Roane County Office Budget RequestMotion by James Minney and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve the $13,300 budget request for WVU Extension Agency Roane County Office. Motion carried. (6:49 pm)
    2. Instructional materials adoptionMotion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve. Motion carried. (7:00 pm)
      1. Social Studies
        1. K - 5 and 8: Delay adoption for one year due to lack of approved materials
        2. 6 - 7: Pearson Education, Inc., "myWorld Interactive American History Survey" & "myWorld Interactive World History Early Ages"
        3. 9 - 12
          1. World Studies: McGraw-Hill School Education LLC; "World History & Geography WV"
          2. US Studies Comprehensive & Contemporary Studies: Cengage Learning, Inc., "U.S. History America Through the Lens 1877 to the Present"
          3. Civics: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "West Virginia Social Studies Civics"
          4. Economics: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "West Virginia Social Studies Economics"
          5. Geography: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "HMH Social Studies: Global Geography"
          6. Psychology: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "West Virginia Social Studies Psychology"
          7. Sociology: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, "West Virginia Social Studies Sociology"
      2. Universal Pre-K: Teaching Strategies, LLC, "The Creative Curriculum for Preschool"
    3. Approval of Programs of Study for 2019-20
      1. Early Learning (PK - 5)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to Approve the Programs of Study for 2019 - 2020 for (items 3a and 3b) Early Learning (PK-5) and Middle School (6-8).. Motion carried. (7:09 pm)
      2. Middle School (6 - 8)
      3. High School (9 - 12)
    4. Create and approve job description for Student Support SpecialistMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. Eileen Richardson opposed.(7:14 pm)
    5. Appointment of board member(s) to Spencer Middle School Planning CommitteeGreg Boggs and Jeff Tanner were appointed to the Spencer Middle School Planning Committee.
    6. School Access Safety Act of 2019
  3. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:06 pm)
    1. Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting on April 11, 2019 and Special Meetings April 16, 2019-1 and April 16, 2019-2
    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. Second Reading
        1. Policy 610 - Facilities Maintenance (revised; replaces Policies 7410, 7420, 7430, 7440, 7440.01, and 7460)
        2. Policy 611 - Use of County Facilities (revised; replaces Policy 7510)
        3. Policy 620 - Facilities Planning (revised; replaces Policy 7100)
        4. Policy 630 - Real Property (revised; replaces Policies 7300 and 7240)
        5. Policy 640 - Personal Property (revised; replaces Policies 7450, 7530, 7310,
        6. Policy 650 - Gifts, Grants, and Bequests (revised; replaces Policies 7230 and 7250)
        7. Policy 660 - Weapons (revised; replaces Policy 7217)
        8. Policy 661 - Use of Tobacco on School Premises (revised; replaces Policy 7434)
        9. Policy 710 - Public Relations (revised; replaces Policies 9120, 9555, 9140, 9500, 9210, 9211, 9700)
        10. Policy 720 - School Visitors (revised; replaces Policies 9150 and 9160)
        11. Policy 730 - Public Complaints (revised; replaces Policy 9130)
        12. Policy 221 - Program of Study for Early Learning Programs (Grades PK - 5) (revised; repeals Policy 5112 effective July 1, 2019)
        13. Policy 223 - Program of Study for High School (Grades 9 through 12) (revised; repeals Policy 9800)
        14. Policy 9141 - Multi-County Technical Center Advisory Council (repeal; applies to multi-county technical centers only)
        15. Policy 9600 - Staff / Student Participation in Community Events (repeal; redundant language in Policy 220)
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:28 pm) Motion carried. (8:08 pm) Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:18 pm) Motion carried. (8:19 pm) Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:27 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Jarrell, Shawnee - Prom Sponsor (Roane County High School), effective April 15, 2019
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Miller, Jonathan - Substitute bus operator (RCS - Substitutes), effective April 26, 2019,
      2. Patton, Preston - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective April 26, 2019
      3. _______________________ - Teacher / Special Education (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      4. _______________________ - Teacher / Science (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      5. _______________________ - Teacher / Science (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      6. Shaffer, Anna - School Psychologist (RCS - Central Office), effective July 1, 2019
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Burgess, Paula - Cook II (Walton Elementary / Middle School) to Cook III (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 1, 2019
      2. Gray, John - Teacher / Health (Roane County High School) to Teacher / Option Pathway & Homebound (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      3. Burdette, Angela - Teacher / 4th Grade (Spencer Elementary School) to Teacher / Special Education (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019, pending endorsement
      4. Casto, Bridgette - Teacher / Music (Spencer Elementary School) to Teacher / Music (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      5. Lupardus, Terry - Cook III (Walton Elementary / Middle School) to Cafeteria Manager / Cook III (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 1, 2019
    4. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Dolan, Corena - Summer Reading Interventionist (RCS - Itinerant), effective June 10, 2019
      2. Raynor-Sears, Dawn - Summer Reading Interventionist (RCS - Itinerant), effective June 10, 2019
      3. Hall, Julia - Summer Reading Interventionist (RCS - Itinerant), effective June 10, 2019
      4. Cole, Amy - Summer Reading Interventionist (RCS - Itinerant), effective June 10, 2019
      5. Peery, Matthew - Assistant Coach, Football (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      6. Parski, Allison - Coach, Volleyball (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
      7. Ricks, Rebekah - Assistant Coach, Band (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2019
  5. Reports of Committees
    1. RJTC Administrative Council (4/23/2019)Major part of the meeting was a personnel hearing. The Allied Health Program will be shifted from focusing on training CMAs (certified medical assistants) to CNAs (certified nursing assistants). One person laid off that was not qualified to teach in the CNA program. Mr. Cummings reported that the center may soon be looking for a welding instructor.
  6. Superintendent's RemarksThere was a personnel director's conference today and yesterday in Princeton. Attorneys from Bowles Rice and Dinsmore
  7. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to adjourn. Motion carried. (8:42 pm)