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

June 25, 2020

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

  1. This meeting may be joined remotely. The public can join by calling 1-304-553-7794 and entering the conference ID 524 227 68 or by joining on Microsoft Teams using this link.
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedWe recognize Jeff Tanner for his years of service on the board.
    2. Public Participation
    3. Student AchievementWe are now focusing on what fall will look like. We are gathering our team of Programmatic Lead Teachers to look into the tools and resources that are available for us to use for in-person and distance learning and we are looking for a plan that can be adapted to fit both scenarios.
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Update on BOE operations during summer of 2020 and planning for 2020-21
    2. Rescind offer of employment to Hannah Hamon, Teacher / 4th Grade, Spencer Elementary School (did not accept employment; from June 11, 2020)Motion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve. Motion carried. (7:49 pm)
    3. Rescind offer of employment to Revington Babu, Teacher / Math, Roane County High School (did not accept employment; from May 14, 2020)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve. Motion carried. (7:52 pm)
    4. Instructional Materials Adoption for 2020-26 Adoption CycleMotion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (7:56 pm)
      1. Health / Wellness
        1. K-8: Children's Health Market, 'The Great Body Shop'
        2. 9-12: Goodheart-Willcox, 'Comprehensive Health'
      2. Driver Education
        1. 9-12: McGraw-Hill, 'Responsible Driving'
      3. Music
        1. K-8: Quaver Education, 'Quaver's General Music WV Curriculum'
      4. Visual Arts
        1. K-8: Davis, 'Explorations in Art'
        2. 9-12: Davis, 'The Visual Experience'
    5. Update regarding Student Expulsion #20191205AMotion by James Minney and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to go into closed session to discuss Student Expulsion #20191205A as per WV Code 6-9A-4(b)(3).. Motion carried. (7:57 pm)Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by James Minney to return to open session. Motion carried. No action was taken in closed session. (8:12 pm)
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Tanner to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:22 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of regular board meeting on June 11, 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
      1. Third Reading and Adoption
        1. Policy 390 - Charter Schools (new)
        2. Policy 420 - Attendance (revised)
        3. Policy 440 - Student Code of Conduct and Discipline (revised)
    4. Contract(s) / Agreement(s) / Bid(s)
      1. Contract with WVDHHR regarding Community Work Experience Program (renewal)
      2. Paul Burdette mowing contract for RCHS Football Field, Baseball Field, and Practice Field
      3. Samuel Salvucci mowing contract for RCHS Softball Field
      4. TheraPedics for OT Services
    5. Field trip(s)
    6. Volunteer(s)
    7. Student Transfer(s)
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:25 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Pena, John - Assistant Coach, Football (Spencer Middle School), effective June 16, 2020
      2. Pena, John - Assistant Coach, Wrestling (Spencer Middle School), effective June 16, 2020
      3. Tallman, Clarissa - Teacher / English (6th Grade) (Spencer Middle School), effective June 30, 2020
      4. Hunt, Jennifer - Athletic Director (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 31, 2020
      5. Hunt, Jennifer - Social Media Coordinator (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 31, 2020
      6. Hunt, Jennifer - Teacher / 1st Grade (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 31, 2020
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Fountaine, Shelba - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective July 1, 2020
      2. Tallman, Clarissa - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective July 1, 2020
      3. Knisely, Julia - Teacher / 4th Grade (Spencer Elementary School), effective August 10, 2020, pending CIB clearance
      4. Facemire, Patrick - Teacher / Art (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective August 10, 2020, pending receipt of first-class permit
      5. Metzger, Timothy - Teacher / Music (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective August 10, 2020
      6. Harper, Tracy - Cook II (Roane County High School), effective August 10, 2020, from the substitute list
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Huffman, Michael - Bus Operator (Bus #39) (RCS - Operations) to Bus Operator (Bus #06) (RCS - Operations), effective July 1, 2020
      2. Goodwin, Terry - Bus Operator (Bus #53) (RCS - Operations) to Bus Operator (Bus #01) (RCS - Operations), effective July 1, 2020
      3. Raines, Tiffany - Teacher / English (Spencer Middle School) to Teacher / Art (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective July 1, 2020, pending receipt of endorsement
    4. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Mills, Jordan - Assistant Coach, Football (Spencer Middle School), effective June 26, 2020
      2. Mills, Jordan - Assistant Coach, Baseball (Spencer Middle School), effective June 26, 2020
      3. Baker, Muriah - Coach, Girls Basketball (Spencer Middle School), effective June 26, 2020
      4. Nutter, Phyllis - Coach, Volleyball (Spencer Middle School), effective June 26, 2020
      5. Kendall, Deana - Programmatic Lead Teacher (Middle School) (RCS - Central Office), effective June 26, 2020
      6. Nichols, Amy - Programmatic Lead Teacher (Middle School) (RCS - Central Office), effective June 26, 2020
      7. Morris, Bernard - Programmatic Lead Teacher (Visual Arts) (RCS - Central Office), effective June 26, 2020
      8. Parkins, Melinda - Programmatic Lead Teacher (School Counselor) (RCS - Central Office), effective June 26, 2020
  6. Reports of Committees
    1. Roane-Jackson Techincal Center Administrative Council (6/25/2020)They will continue with Mr. Chapman and Mr. Gump for technology services. We discussed returning to school, but there are few guidelines for tech centers at this time. They are still waiting for some money to come in from the CARES Act. Most activities now concern the adult programs such as LPN student candidates that are being seated. We are still waiting for guidelines for the high school students in the Fall.
  7. Superintendent's RemarksI have toured the construction sites at all our schools. Contractors at SES and RCHS are ahead of schedule, but work will come to a halt as we wait for needed hardware to arrive. We are shooting to have everything done before school starts on August 13. Walls are up and electrical is in. Painting is underway, ceiling grids are being put up along with other fixtures. At SES, SMS and WEMS, the parking lots are underway. Poles may have gone up at WEMS today. Milling and paving should start there next week. Buried under SMS parking lot are pieces of an old building, which may cost us more than expected to remove and grade. At SES, Kelly Paving worked on some of the fill and regrading there to add some new spaces and improve the traffic flow there. As a bonus project at RCHS, we're thinking about adding a canopy up front and also some landscaping. Now that our summer projects are finishing up, we hope to use some of the leftover funds on some bonus projects around the county. Frontier installed phones in all our classrooms and are ready for fall, should we be back in classrooms when August comes.
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the statutory organizational meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High School.Motion by Jeffrey Tanner and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (8:35 pm)

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm on July 23, 2020 at Roane County High School.