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

September 12, 2019

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

  1. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedStudents and teachers were recognized for their achievements in the General Summative Assessment last year. A number of student cohorts scored tested higher than the state average, which shows progress. A cohort in every grade scored higher than the State average in Math, which is unprecedented in Roane County for 5th grade. With the progress reported in these cohorts, there's no reason we can't have a much higher performance overall.
    2. Department Update: Curriculum & Instructional SupportCarla Brown, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Support, and Amy Cole, Title I Coordinator, presented department updates and STAR 360 benchmark data.
    3. Public Participation
  2. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Update regarding Student Expulsion #20190606AMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to go into closed session as per WV Code 6-9A-4(b)(3) for updates on Student Expulsions #20190606A and #20190606B. Motion carried. (8:35 pm)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to return to open session. Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:41 pm)
    2. Update regarding Student Expulsion #20190606B
    3. Enrollment and Student Achievement
      1. 2019-20 Enrollment to Date
      2. 2018-19 Balanced Scorecards
      3. 2018-19 Student Achievement Data
    4. Board and Superintendent Goals for 2019-20Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve as amended. Motion carried. (8:00 pm)
    5. Proposal to Create Extracurricular Assignments
      1. Social Media Coordinator (school-based at all 5 schools)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve as amended to include "and website" wherever "social media accounts" is found. Motion carried. (8:28 pm)
      2. Robotics Sponsor(s) (RCHS)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (8:29 pm)Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by James Minney to update the Extracurricular Salary Schedule. Motion carried. (8:30 pm)
    6. Proposal to Create Additional Cook Positions for 2019-20 School YearMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (8:34 pm)
      1. Cook II, Roane County High School
      2. Cook II, Spencer Middle School
  3. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:55 pm)
    1. Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting on August 22, 2019 and Special Board Meeting on August 29, 2019
    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. Policy 511 - Employment of Substitutes (Third Reading and Adoption)
      2. Policy 227.1 - Parent and Family Engagement (annual review and readoption)
    4. Contracts
      1. AIA B221 - Service Order with Thrasher Group for Planning Study for New Spencer Middle School
      2. AIA B221 - Service Order with Thrasher Group for Planning Study for Safe Schools Entrances
      3. Roof Repair and Improvements to Roane County Schools Change Order #5 for $6,710
      4. Roof Repair and Improvements to Roane County Schools Change Order #6 for $14,950
      5. Personal Transportation for services-1 student
    5. Student Transfers
      1. 1 Student from Kanawha County Schools to Roane County High School, pending approval from Kanawha County Schools
    6. Fieldtrips
      1. RCHS FFA to Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV for Fall Leadership Conference on 9/26/19-9/27/19 by County Bus
      2. RCHS FFA to Ohio Farm Science Review in London, Ohio on 9/19/19 by County Bus
      3. RCHS FFA to WVU, Morgantown for Fall career Development Event on 9/10/19-9/11/19, by County Bus
    7. Volunteers
      1. Spencer Elementary School
        1. Carey Elkins and Linda Ramsey
      2. Spencer Middle School
        1. Robert Mertz
      3. Geary Elementary Middle School
        1. Kellie Rose, Bridgette Bragg, Tina Mace, Tina Snodgrass, Christian Hammonds, Kristie Gray, Ivy Carper and Jessica Helmick
      4. Walton Elementary Middle School
        1. Ronnie Seabolt, Brenda Seabolt, Kailyn Morris,Joe Reed, Vickie Reed, Jennifer Cox, Dana Taylor, Amy Mace, Brandy Blackwell, Sarah Wright, Miranda Reed, Linda Bode, Leo Bode, Kim Smith, Keisha Brown, Shelly Osborne, Andy Osborne, Sheena Anders, Angela Joness, Brittani Steele, Mildred Sheets, LeeAnn McCumbers, Angela Barrett, Elisha Teel, Heather Parsons, Tammy Stricklen, Kathern Craft, Danialle Witt, Samara Tallman, Tara Anderson, Pamela Kyle, Jennifer Thurman, Makala Elmore, Rodney Cox, Billy Cottrell, Tiffany Shafer, Sarah Cottrell, Melinda Parsons, Amanda Nichols, Peggy Paxton, Sallie Spinks, Billie Huffman, Larry Huffman, Brandy Gentry, Nick Carpenter, Cassie Patton, Kahty Craft, Michelle Bailey and Madison Raines
      5. Roane County High School
        1. Sarah Greathouse, Teresa Harper, Diann May, Jerry Rhodes, Patricia Smith, Jill Taylor and Amanda Mitchell
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:00 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Hunt, Lola - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 26, 2019
      2. Painter, Myra - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 28, 2019
      3. Jurkovich, Regina - Math Field Day Sponsor (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective August 29, 2019
      4. Harper, Erika - Math Field Day Sponsor (Spencer Elementary School), effective September 10, 2019
      5. Myers, Jennifer - Substitute secretary (RCS - Substitutes), effective September 11, 2019
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Patton, Lori - Accountant II / Secretary II (Spencer Elementary School), effective September 13, 2019
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Huffman, Deborah - Accountant II / Secretary II (Geary Elementary / Middle School) to Accountant II / Secretary II (Roane County High School), effective September 13, 2019
      2. Strickland, Amanda - Accountant II / Secretary II (Spencer Elementary School) to Accountant II / Secretary II (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective September 13, 2019
      3. Mullen, Richard - Bus Operator (Bus #20) (RCS - Operations) to Bus Operator (Bus #24) (RCS - Operations), effective September 13, 2019
      4. Starcher, Warren - Bus Operator (Bus #56) (RCS - Operations) to Bus Operator (Bus #20) (RCS - Operations), effective September 13, 2019
    4. Leave of Absence(s)
      1. Vaughan, Brittney - Teacher / Kindergarten (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, Maternity Leave
      2. Stepp, Rachel - Teacher / 2nd Grade (Spencer Elementary School), effective February 17, 2020 to June 30, 2020, Maternity leave
    5. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Casto, Bridgette - Prom Sponsor (Roane County High School), effective September 13, 2019
      2. Wright, Deborah - Mentor for Accountant II / Executive Secretary (RCS - Central Office), effective September 13, 2019
      3. Carpenter, Dennis - Assistant Coach, Girls Basketball (Spencer Middle School), effective September 13, 2019
      4. Gray, John - Senior Sponsor (Roane County High School), effective September 13, 2019
  5. Reports of Committees
  6. Superintendent's RemarksOur new teacher, Ms. Samsodin, arrived in Roane County. Pat Williams has been working in her position until her arrival and will aid with transition. Our new highway quality reflective signs have arrived, as a part of our new sign initiative. They will be posted outside all of our schools. A science teacher from Cameron High School in Marshall County was named the 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year at the State Teacher of the Year Gala. Cameron Bennett has been selected as our Student Board Member. He will hopefully be joining us here soon. LSIC Meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm at Roane County High School Auditorium. Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to adjourn until the next regular meeting on September 26, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School. Motion carried. (9:07 pm)