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

November 21, 2019

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

  1. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedSMS and GEMS Girls Volleyball teams were recognized for their outstanding performance this season. GEMS went 15 -1 in the regular season and 18 - 2 after CWVAC tournament play. Both losses were to SMS. SMS went 22 - 1 in the regular season, losing only to GEMS and went undefeated in tournament. We all look forward to when these girls all come together at RCHS in the coming years.
    2. Public ParticipationA GEMS family discussed their concerns on their current bus route.
    3. Student Achievement
      1. Technology Integration
  2. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. 2019-20 Roane County District Balanced Scorecard
    2. Legal UpdatesMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to return to open session. Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:45 pm)
      1. A.M. and D.M. v. Roane County BOE (civil action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to go into closed session to discuss legal updates. Motion carried. (8:33 pm)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to return to open session. Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:45 pm)
      2. Potential litigation regarding damages attributable to opiate crisis
  3. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:06 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on November 7, 2019, and Special Meeting on November 12, 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. Second Reading
        1. Policy 513 - Extra-curricular Assignments (revised)
    4. Contracts
    5. Student Transfers
    6. Field Trips
      1. Roane County High School Wrestling Team to Summersville, WV for WV Army National Guard Duals on 1/3/20 - 1/4/20 and transported by personal vehicles.
      2. Roane County High School Wrestling Team to Clarksburg, WV for the Mountaineer Match-up Tournament on 1/17/20 - 1/18/20 and transported by personal vehicles.
      3. Roane County High School Wrestling Team to Flatwoods, WV for the Region 2 Tournament on 2/14/20 - 2/15/20 and transported by personal vehicles.
      4. Roane County High School Wrestling Team to Huntington, WV for the State Tournament on 2/27/20 - 2/29/20 and transported by personal vehicles.
    7. Volunteers
      1. Spencer Elementary School
        1. Christina Shafer, Sarah Armstead, Sara Jarvis, Sierra Ball and Cassandra Hildreth
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:17 pm)
    1. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Gibson, Stephanie - Assistant Coach, Volleyball (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective September 13, 2019
      2. Cooper, Jim - Assistant Coach, Boys Basketball (Auxiliary) (Roane County High School), effective November 22, 2019
  5. Reports of Committees
    1. CEFP Committee (11/14/2019)The meeting was not well attended. Since we essentially did our CEFP a year ago when we developed our bond program, there may not be a whole lot of interest in it. Nevertheless, it is a requirement to do it on a certain timeline. Captains of subcommittees will work to get people from the LSICs at each of the schools on those subcommittees. Once we have suggestions for goals and overall educational goals and the evaluation of the current CEFP, we will need board approval to adopt the goals. Then after more work on the CEFP, they will look at what facilities needs are to be addressed and then come back to the board for approval. All this must be later taken to the State Board for adoption by July 2020.
    2. Roane-Jackson Technical Center Administrative Council (11/21/2019)The food service teacher will be retiring this year. A couple nurses dropped out of their nursing program. Also, there was an issue with their current SBA project where the contractor with the winning bid pulled out of the project. There is another project in the planning stages concerning the water plant and sewage plant.
  6. Superintendent's RemarksRoane County High School will be upgrading the auditorium audio/visual (~$50,000), and an additional $7,000 will be used to get the floor refinished. We may consider this company to redo the other floors in the county that need to be refinished. Speaker Hanshaw, Senate President Carmichael, Chair of the Education Committee on the House side, Delegate Ellington, and Senator Bob Plymale from the Educational Committee gave an up projection on what they thought would happen in this next legislative session. There was a lot of talk about higher education. Dr. Sarah Tucker spoke about pathways and how we need to do a better job standardizing across the state how students access dual enrollment. There is no reason why counties should work with one college and not the other. Though we have the traditional 4 year pathways using dual credits, there are also 2 year pathways or certificate pathways that community colleges could offer dual credit classes in high schools that could lead to something other than a 4-year degree. There was no talk about k-12, but there was a suggestion to include 3 year-olds into our Early Childhood program. Roane County presented first at the recent SBA meeting. There were answers to all their questions since we were prepared. The SBA had $26 million left after funding commitments of $24 million from previous cycles, and there were $133 million in requests.
  7. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Roane County High School at 6:00 pm.Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (9:39 pm)