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

September 10, 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 606 339 018 or by joining on Microsoft Teams using this link.
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedRCHS student, Emerson Simons, took 7th place in the State Girls Golf Tournament. The boys will be competing at the end of the month. The College Foundation of West Virginia named RCHS one of the 18 high schools named as one of the Champions of College Access and Success in 2020. RCHS participated in all 3 events for college-bound students in West Virginia to transition to college.
    2. Public Participation
    3. Student AchievementWe received a $3,000 grant for Math4Life. GEMS was granted $2,000 and RCHS was granted $1,000. These grants were awarded to 15 schools throughout the state for their growth in Mathematics last year.
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. Update on BOE operations and re-entry for 2020-21
    2. Reassignment of Surplus Personnel Per WVBE Policy 5000Motion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve all items except for 2G, which will be voted on separately. Motion carried. (9:06 pm)
      1. Create additional position of Teacher / Kindergarten, Walton Elementary Middle School
      2. Create additional position of Teacher / Kindergarten, Countywide based at Spencer Elementary School
      3. Reassign Teacher / 1st Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 1st Grade, Countywide based at Walton Elementary Middle School (vacant position)
      4. Reassign Kharity Sampson, Teacher / 2nd Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 2nd Grade, Countywide based at Walton Elementary Middle School
      5. Create additional position of Teacher / 1st & 2nd Grade, Spencer Elementary School
      6. Reassign Meghan Sinclair, Teacher / 6th Grade, Geary Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 3rd Grade, Countywide based at Geary Elementary Middle School
      7. Reassign Valerie Mace, Teacher / 4th Grade, Geary Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 4th Grade, Countywide based at Geary Elementary Middle SchoolMotion by Daris Harper and seconded by James Minney to approve item 2G. Jeffrey Mace recused himself from the vote and left the room, as required by WV Code 6B-2-5(j) . Motion carried. (9:06 pm)
      8. Reassign Teacher / 5th Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 5th Grade, Countywide based at Walton Elementary Middle School (vacant position)
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Gregory Boggs and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:20 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of regular board meeting on August 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
      1. Third Reading and Approval
        1. Policy 226 - Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity (revised)
        2. Policy 226.1 - Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy (new)
    4. Contract(s) / Agreement(s) / Bid(s)
    5. Field trip(s)
    6. Volunteer(s)
      1. Roane County High School
        1. Jill Taylor
    7. Student Transfer(s)
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Daris Harper and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:22 pm)
    1. Resignation(s)
      1. McCutcheon, David - Coach, Soccer (Spencer Middle School), effective September 3, 2020
      2. Starcher, Melba - Substitute aide (RCS - Substitutes), effective September 3, 2020
    2. Employment(s)
      1. Armel, Teffany - Teacher / English (Roane County High School), effective September 1, 2020, pending alternative certification
      2. Marks, Frankie - Bus Operator (Bus #53) (RCS - Operations), effective September 11, 2020, from the substitute list
    3. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Hedges, Marie - Athletic Director (Spencer Middle School), effective September 11, 2020, during a leave of absence
      2. Spencer, Jennifer - Coach, Volleyball (Spencer Middle School), effective September 11, 2020, during a leave of absence
  6. Reports of Committees
  7. Superintendent's RemarksSafe schools entrances at RCHS and Spencer Elementary are still waiting on windows and doors. Our contractor's supplier's supplier has had some quality control issues, which have delayed installation. Concerning deliveries, we are still slowly receiving technology items and pushing them out to the schools. We have been steadily receiving PPE, but we are still awaiting the arrival of the PPE from Highmark, which is expected to be enough masks and other equipment for every student and staff member. We have had a weird start for our school year, which is to be expected. Staff seemed to like having a week to prep, as well as the phase-in period. It gives everyone a few days to settle in and we could continue to do this even after COVID-19. Roane General Hospital clinics are up and running. They have been at our schools monitoring the entrances alongside our nurses, which has went well so far. There haven't been any temperatures that went over in the morning, but there were a few in the afternoon after being out in the sun. After pulling them aside and cooling down, they were tested again and fine. By screening for fever, these systems can easily find other ailments, as other counties have found.
  8. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting, on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High SchoolMotion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Gregory Boggs to approve. Motion carried. (9:41 pm)