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

March 12, 2020

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

  1. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedThe first ever Regional Science Fair was held recently. The Assistant Coordinator for Roane County, Theresa Parker, introduced the participants. All of the 11 entries from RCS placed within top 3 in their division. The following students were recognize for their participation: Allegra Keaton (1st place), Madison Parker (2nd place),team project by Emily Casto and Autumn Harper (1st place), Haley Burke, Addison Parkins, Haylee Springston, Kyleigh Wilson, Josie Cox, Katelyn Paxton, Eli McKinney, Ashtyn Wolfe
    2. Public ParticipationRachael Hays (parent of future RCS student) and WEMS teachers, Kris Starcher and Cindy Brown, expressed concerns on the personnel realignment for 2020-2021. Sarah Duncan, WEMS Teacher, expressed concerns on Covid-19 and our preparations for it.
    3. Student Achievement
      1. Review of 2020 Regular Legislative Session
  2. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Consideration and possible adoption of the 2020-21 school calendarMotion by Jeffrey Mace and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve Calendar Draft D. Motion failed. Gregory Boggs, James Minney, Eileen Richardson, Jeffrey Tanner opposed.(7:14 pm)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve Calendar Draft A. Motion carried. Jeffrey Mace opposed.(7:15 pm)
    2. Consideration and possible adoption of bus schedules for the 2020-21 school year
    3. Personnel hearings as requested
      1. Andrea Hays, Teacher / Kindergarten at Walton Elementary Middle SchoolMotion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to go into closed session for a personnel hearing as per WV Code 6-9A-4(b)(2)(B). Motion carried. (8:53 pm)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to return to open session. Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (10:04 pm)
    4. Personnel Realignment for 2020-21Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by James Minney to accept option 1, which is to approve items 4a-4d as presented. Motion carried. (10:15 pm)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve items 4e and 4f. Motion carried. (10:16 pm)
      1. Anticipated Lack of Enrollment in K at SES
        1. Abolish Teacher / Kindergarten, Spencer Elementary School (1 position)
      2. Anticipated Lack of Enrollment in 2nd Grade at GEMS
        1. Abolish Teacher / 2nd Grade, Geary Elementary Middle School (1 position)
        2. Place Amber Osborne, Teacher / 2nd Grade, Geary Elementary Middle School, on administrative transfer list
        3. Create Teacher / 6th Grade, Geary Elementary Middle School (1 position)
      3. Anticipated Lack of Enrollment in K at WEMS
        1. Abolish Teacher / Kindergarten, Walton Elementary Middle School (1 position)
        2. Place Andrea Hays, Teacher / Kindergarten, Walton Elementary Middle School, on administrative transfer list
        3. Create Teacher / 5th Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School (1 position)
      4. Expansion of CTE curriculum in Middle School
        1. Create Teacher / Career Literacy, Spencer Middle School (3 positions)
        2. Reassign Rebecca Wiseman, Teacher / English to Teacher / Career Literacy, Geary Elementary Middle School
        3. (no action needed at Walton Elementary Middle School)
      5. Anticipated Lack of Need in Special Education program
        1. Abolish Autism Mentor, Roane County High School (1 position)
        2. Place Dixie Hall, Autism Mentor, Roane County High School, on administrative transfer list
      6. Increase Scheduling Flexibility at SMS
        1. Reassign Amy Nichols, Teacher / 5th Grade to Teacher / Math, Spencer Middle School
  3. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (10:21 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on February 27, 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)
    5. Field Trips
      1. Roane County High School Softball to Wheeling, WV to play Weir and Madonna, transported by personal vehicles
      2. Spencer Elementary to Marietta, Ohio to Strawberry field on May 27, 2020, transported by county buses (field trip was previously approved for different dates on 2/27/2020)
    6. Volunteers
    7. Student Transfers
  4. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by James Minney to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (10:21 pm)
    1. Employment(s)
      1. Rollyson, Justin - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective March 13, 2020
    2. Transfer(s)
      1. Kelley, Katelyn - Cook II (Spencer Elementary School) to Cook III (Spencer Elementary School), effective March 13, 2020
    3. Extracurricular(s)
      1. McCutcheon, David - Assistant Coach, Boys Track (Auxiliary) (Roane County High School), effective February 28, 2020, (Correction from February 27, 2020)
      2. Chandler, James - Assistant Coach, Track (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective March 13, 2020
      3. Williams, James - Assistant Coach, Baseball (Auxiliary) (Roane County High School), effective March 13, 2020
  5. Reports of CommitteesWVU Extension - A new agent was hired and was invited to a future board meeting here for an introduction. Also, they are building a new council circle at the 4-H grounds.
  6. Superintendent's RemarksWith the concerns on the spread of Covid-19, should Governor Justice close schools, we are making plans for distance learning and possibly delivering food to certain community areas for pick up.
  7. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (10:41 pm)