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

August 27, 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 285 507 431 or by joining on Microsoft Teams using this link.
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedWe are proud to announce the birth of Logan Brooks Duncan on August 18th. We appreciate all the gifts and support we've received. Fifteen AEDs have been purchased for all of our sports teams to comply with the Alex Miller Law a year in advance. The law was named in honor of our own Alex Miller, RCHS Class of 2020.
    2. Public Participation
    3. Student AchievementA big part of student achievement is making sure that teachers have access to quality professional development and are given time to practice what they have learned prior the first day of school. Teachers have been attending various virtual training sessions throughout this break to prepare for the start of school in a couple of weeks. We thank the Programmatic Leads for their hard work. They have played key roles in preparing our teachers for the upcoming year and we hope to continue these positions in the future.
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Instructional Materials Adoption for 2017-23 Adoption Cycle (Off-Cycle Review)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (6:17 pm)
      1. Computer Science
        1. 9 - 12: Savvas Learning Company, "Computer Science: An Overview"
    2. Review of and Adoption of Phase II Documents for 2020-20 CEFPMotion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (6:44 pm)
    3. Update on BOE operations and re-entry preparations for 2020-21
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Daris Harper to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:01 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of regular board meeting on August 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
      1. Third Reading and Approval
        1. Policy 220 - Curriculum Development (revised)
      2. Second Reading
        1. Policy 226 - Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity (revised)
    4. Contract(s) / Agreement(s) / Bid(s)
      1. MOU with Roane General Hospital regarding situational use of physical therapists
      2. Agreement for Caretaker's Residence at RCHS
    5. Field trip(s)
    6. Volunteer(s)
      1. Walton Elementary Middle School
        1. Nona Perkins
    7. Student Transfer(s)
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Daris Harper and seconded by James Minney to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:24 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. Cale, Lacey - Teacher / Health (Roane County High School), effective August 20, 2020
      2. Richardson, Kayla - Teacher / Social Studies (Roane County High School), effective August 21, 2020
      3. Craft, Lonnie - Assistant Coach, Football (Auxiliary) (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective August 21, 2020
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Strimel, Michelle - Coordinator of Family Engagement & Academic Support (RCS - Central Office), effective August 28, 2020, pending release by current employer
      2. Conant, Leslie - Substitute aide (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 28, 2020
      3. Jones, Ashley - Substitute aide (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 28, 2020
      4. Chaney, Eric - Bus Operator (Bus #26) (RCS - Operations), effective August 28, 2020, from the substitute list; rescind previous offer of employment as Bus Operator (Bus #53) from July 6, 2020
      5. Armel, Teffany - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective August 28, 2020, pending receipt of permit
      6. Canterbury, William - Teacher / Social Studies (Roane County High School), effective September 14, 2020, pending receipt of certification
    3. Transfer(s)
      1. Harold, Jennifer - Teacher / Business Education & FBLA Advisor (Roane County High School) to Technology & Library Media Specialist (Roane County High School), effective August 28, 2020, pending receipt of endorsements
    4. Leave of Absence(s)
      1. Nutter, Phyllis - Coach, Volleyball (Spencer Middle School), effective August 24, 2020 to June 30, 2021
      2. Nutter, Phyllis - Athletic Director (Spencer Middle School), effective August 24, 2020 to June 30, 2021
    5. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Harper, Amber - Assistant Coach, Volleyball (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective August 28, 2020
      2. Rector, Joseph - Social Media Coordinator (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective August 28, 2020
      3. Lloyd, Morgan - Athletic Director (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective August 28, 2020
  6. Reports of Committees
    1. Roane Jackson Technical Center Administrative Council (8/18/2020)The Council approved extra duty assignments, the re-entry plan, the clinical sites for on the job training, and the offering of a 48 hour night welding class. They also reported on the progress of the current projects and discussed the calendar.
  7. Superintendent's RemarksHighmark will providing a major donation of PPE to the schools. All schools statewide will receive masks/face shields for every teacher and student. Each classroom and bus will get a hand sanitizer. This will be a great help for the upcoming school year. Hotspots at the schools are now being installed so our distant learners can connect to WiFi from our school parking lots. Prior to COVID-19, we were directing our focus on mental health. Our therapist has just started this week and has already found a case to work with. Though our focus has been redirected, we still need to remember the importance of mental health in our schools.
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting, on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High SchoolMotion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Jeffrey Mace to approve. Motion carried. (9:41 pm)