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

February 27, 2020

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

  1. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedRoane County FFA Chapter participated in the WV Small Farms Conference Business Plan Competition. Out of the 10 teams that participated in the state, 6 of them were from Roane County. The following students were recognized for their participation: Isabelle Michael, Caroline Greenleaf, Katie Cummings, Kayley King, Macy Burdette, Kaley Greathouse, Hailey Webster, Emilea Greathouse, Garrett Simon, Luke Smith, Ben Greathouse, Levi Hunt, Lakin Strickland, Lucas Shouldis, Mason Davidson and JD Painter Caroline Greenleaf won 3rd place; Lakin Strickland and JD Painter won 1st place.
    2. Guest Presentation: Career ConnectionsAlisa Nichols and Emily Hays-Miller, from Career Connections, presented on an employment and training program for 16-24 year olds.
    3. 2020-21 School Calendar (Meeting 2 of 2)Mr. Mace tabled this item to be reviewed again at a later meeting.
    4. Public ParticipationCharles David Carpenter and Bus Operator Patty May expressed concerns on possible changes for 2020-21 school year.
    5. Student Achievement
  2. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Update on 2020 summer construction projects
    2. Possible adjustments to the 2019-20 school calendarMotion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (7:34 pm)
    3. Planning for 2020-21
  3. Consent Agenda - (Action) Motion carried. (9:07 pm)Item 4a was pulled from Consent agenda and voted on separately.
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on February 13, 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
    3. Policies
    4. Contract(s) / Bid(s)
      1. Proposal for replacement of gymnasium floor at Spencer Middle School by Cincinnati Flooring Company ($123,000; Sourcewell agreement #76951)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (9:31 pm)
    5. Field Trips
      1. Roane County High School YLA to Mineral Wells, WV for a Model UN Conference on 3/6/2020 to 3/8/2020, transported by personal vehicles
      2. Spencer Elementary School 3rd Graders to Marrietta, Ohio to the Strawberry Fields on 5/20/2020 or 5/28/2020, transported by county buses
    6. Volunteers
      1. Roane County High School
        1. Greg Boggs, Mark Richards, and Jeff Tanner
    7. Student Transfers
      1. 1 student from Wood County to Roane County
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:35 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Miller, Allison - Math Field Day Sponsor (Spencer Elementary School), effective February 12, 2020
      2. McGinnis, Toni - Assistant Coach, Girls Track (Roane County High School), effective February 14, 2020
      3. Taylor, Christopher - Assistant Coach, Boys Track (Roane County High School), effective February 17, 2020
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Tallman, Mandana - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective February 28, 2020
      2. Perry, Nathanial - Technology Systems Specialist (RCS - Central Office), effective February 28, 2020, pending CIB clearance
      3. Keiffer, Alexander - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective February 28, 2020
      4. Wells, Autumn - School Psychologist (RCS - Central Office), effective July 1, 2020, pending CIB clearance
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Sutphin, Kelly - Cook III (Spencer Elementary School) to Cafeteria Manager / Cook III (Spencer Elementary School), effective February 28, 2020
    4. Leave of Absence(s)
      1. Rucker, Janet - Custodian III (Roane County High School), effective March 1, 2020 to March 20, 2020, extension of previous leave
      2. Tallman, Clarissa - Teacher / 5th Grade (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective March 16, 2020 to June 30, 2020
    5. Extracurricular(s)
      1. McCutcheon, David - Assistant Coach, Track (Auxiliary) (Spencer Middle School), effective February 28, 2020
      2. DiLorenzo, Megan - Assistant Coach, Girls Track (Roane County High School), effective February 28, 2020
      3. Clarkson, Jane - Assistant Coach, Boys Track (Roane County High School), effective February 28, 2020
      4. Harper, Erika - Math Field Day Sponsor (Spencer Elementary School), effective February 28, 2020
      5. Tanner, Jeffrey - Assistant Coach, Track (Auxiliary) (Spencer Middle School), effective February 28, 2020
      6. Holcomb, Robert - Assistant Coach, Softball (Auxiliary) (Spencer Middle School), effective February 28, 2020
      7. Sotomayor, Mario - Assistant Coach, Track (Spencer Middle School), effective February 28, 2020
      1. Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve as recommended by Carla Brown, Superintendent's designee. Motion carried. (9:36 pm)Duncan, Sarah - Teacher / Art (Walton Elementary / Middle School) to Teacher / Art (Roane County High School), effective July 1, 2020
  5. Reports of Committees
  6. Superintendent's Remarks1. We've looked into the option to feed senior citizens in the community. Though there is no direct funding for that purpose, at one of our neighboring counties, a community center did have funding for this purpose and used that funding to purchase meals from the schools at the adult rate. 2. Bills 852 and 853 have recently been introduced. The 2 bills will give an additional $37 million in funding to the SBA for the current fiscal year. Though it is unclear what the purpose of these funds are, it should free up monies to fund more projects for the future.
  7. Ajournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (10:00 pm)