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

January 23, 2020

6:00 pm @ Geary Elementary / Middle School, Left Hand, WV

  1. Public Forum: Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedThere was a moment of silence to honor the memory of Mark Horwich, Technology Systems Specialist for Roane County Schools and Volunteer Fire Fighter for Roane County, who passed away on January 11, 2020.
    2. Public ParticipationJoe Ross, community member, spoke concerning student safety. Becky Boggs, GEMS Teacher, requested snow packets for students on snow days. She also voiced some concerns about the possible changes that are coming up. Parents Kacie Holcomb, Scott Holcomb and Richard Triplett, and Bus Operators Ray Hays, Sandy Gray and Patty May discussed their concerns for the direction the new bus route study is taking, as well as commented on the changes that have already taken place earlier this year.
    3. Student Achievement: Deeper Dive into Midyear Data
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Re-establish position #4 in the Technology Department as Technology Systems SpecialistMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (6:42 pm)
    2. Planning for 2020-21 and Beyond
  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. (10:34 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on January 9, 2020
    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
      4. Authorization for Spencer Elementary School to transfer school financial accounts to Poca Valley Bank and assign signatory authority to Treasurer / CSBO, Principal, and Secretary of the same.
    3. Policies
      1. Second Reading
        1. Policy 611 - Placement and Operation of Video Cameras in Certain Special Education Classrooms (new)
      2. Third Reading and Approval
        1. Policy 250 - Adoption of Instructional Resources (revised)
        2. Policy 410 - Enrollment (revised)
    4. Contract(s) / Bid(s)
      1. Roof Repair and Improvements to Roane County Schools Change Order #11 for ($240,380.62)
    5. Field Trips
      1. Spencer Middle School 7th and 8th graders to Mason, Ohio on 5/20/2020, transported by charter buses
      2. Roane County High School Choir/Band to Charleston, WV for All-State Band/Choir on 3/5/2020 to 3/7/2020, transported by personal vehicles
      3. Spencer Middle School Choir to Charleston, WV for WV All State Children's Chorus on 3/5/2020 to 3/6/2020, transported by personal vehicles
    6. Volunteers
    7. Student Transfers
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (10:36 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Neal, Bruce - Coach, Boys Track (Roane County High School), effective January 13, 2020
      2. Raines, Tiffany - Assistant Coach, Track (Spencer Middle School), effective January 21, 2020
      3. Patton, Lori - Accountant II / Secretary II (Spencer Elementary School), effective January 21, 2020
      4. Greathouse, Larry - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective January 22, 2020
      5. Young, Randy - Bus Operator (Bus #17) (RCS - Operations), effective January 31, 2020, Retirement
      6. Keen, Barbara - Teacher / Science (Spencer Middle School), effective June 30, 2020, Retirement
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Casto, Donald - Substitute aide (RCS - Substitutes), effective January 24, 2020
      2. Kirby, Nancy - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective January 24, 2020
      3. Casto, Donald - Substitute bus operator (RCS - Substitutes), effective January 24, 2020
      4. Baker, John - Substitute custodian (RCS - Substitutes), effective January 24, 2020
    3. Leave of Absence(s)
      1. Rucker, Janet - Custodian III (Roane County High School), effective January 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    4. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Gaughan, Kevin - Assistant Coach, Softball (Auxiliary) (Roane County High School), effective January 24, 2020
      2. Blackwell, Scotty - Coach, Softball (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective January 24, 2020
      3. Ashley, Kimberly - Supplemental Teacher / Tutor / Adult Mentor (Spencer Elementary School), effective January 24, 2020
      4. Pena, John - Assistant Coach, Football (Roane County High School), effective January 24, 2020
      5. Tolley, Sarah - Beginning Speech Language Pathologist Mentor (RCS - Central Office), effective January 24, 2020
      6. Burdette, Angela - Assistant Coach, Softball (Spencer Middle School), effective January 24, 2020
  6. Reports of Committees
    1. RJTC Administrative Council (1/21/2020)The bid bond was finally cashed out from the contractor that was unable to complete the project as promised. There may not be enough money left to complete the HVAC alternates after changes in contractors. There is currently a posting for ProStart Restaurant Management Teacher for any that may be interested.
  7. Superintendent's RemarksMet with most of the local delegation at the Capitol over the past two weeks. Also spoke with Senator Rucker, Education Committee Chair. Much of the emphasis in these visits was our foster care and child welfare situation. The schools can only do so much without outside agencies also doing their roles. Also discussed increasing funding to the WV School Building Authority, as even a small increase would have pushed the SMS project into funding.
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (10:48 pm)

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm on February 13, 2020 at Roane County High School.