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

December 19, 2019

6:00 pm @ Spencer Middle School, Spencer, WV

  1. Public Forum: Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedSierra Strickland made All-State Special Honorable Mention for Volleyball. For Football, Daniel Bush made Special Mention, Roman Moore made 2nd team, and Josh Huffman made 1st Team. For Soccer, Trevor Ward made Honorable Mention. WV Sports Writers Association also named Alex Miller to the 1st team as their Honorary Selection. These honors will all be announced again at a later meeting.
    2. Public Participation
    3. Student Achievement
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Update on SBA Needs Grant Request for a new Spencer Middle School
    2. Administrative Guidelines for Review
      1. AG 320i - Emergency Operations
      2. AG 823i - Fundraising
    3. Preview of Planning for 2020-21
      1. Personnel
      2. Curriculum
      3. Transportation
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (10:01 pm)Mr. Mace requested to vote separately on item 3b.
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on December 5, 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. First Reading
        1. Policy 250 - Adoption of Instructional Resources (revised)
        2. Policy 410 - Enrollment (revised)
      2. Third Reading and Approval
        1. Policy 154 - Termination of Administrative Contracts (revised)
        2. Policy 524 - Transfers and Reductions-in-Force (revised)Members voted to approve item 3b for policies 154 and 524. Motion carried. Jeffrey Mace opposed. (10:03 pm)
    4. Contracts
    5. Field Trips
      1. Roane County High School Band to VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA on 1/23/20 to 1/26/20 and transported by personal vehicle
    6. Volunteers
    7. Student Transfers
  5. 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. (10:06 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Rogers, Breanna - School Social Worker (RCS - Itinerant), effective January 3, 2020
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Mullins, Brad - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective December 20, 2019
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Gentry, Benjamin - Aide IV (Walton Elementary / Middle School) to Aide IV (Roane County High School), effective December 20, 2019
    4. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Spencer, Britney - Coach, Boys Basketball (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective August 23, 2019
      2. Tallman, Clarissa - Assistant Coach, Boys Basketball (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective August 23, 2019
      3. Westlake, Sarah - Supplemental Teacher / Tutor / Adult Mentor (Roane County High School), effective December 20, 2019
      4. Cale, Lacey - Supplemental Teacher / Tutor / Adult Mentor (Roane County High School), effective December 20, 2019
      5. Hayes, Matthew - Supplemental Teacher / Tutor / Adult Mentor (Roane County High School), effective December 20, 2019
  6. Reports of Committees
    1. Roane County WVU Extension Agency Advisory BoardRoane County WVU Extension Office is requesting that the Roane County commits to an additional $4,000 for a second agent. Roane County Schools and County Commission both support the hiring of a 2nd agent, but were unable to commit to the additional funds just yet.
    2. Roane-Jackson Technical Center Administrative Council (12/17/2019)They discussed the new classrooms that were being built. They're talking about creating apprenticeships for students right out of high school.
  7. Superintendent's Remarks
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (10:13 pm)