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

April 20, 2021

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

  1. This meeting could be joined remotely. The public can join by calling 1-304-553-7794 and entering the provided conference ID or by joining on Microsoft Teams using the provided link.
  2. Reconvene the regular meeting of March 25, 2021, per WV Code 11-8-12.
  3. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedEach school has nominated their Teachers and Service Personnel Teacher of the Year. Lorra Tanner (GEMS), Becky Boggs (GEMS), Amanda Cooper (SES),Rebekah Nelson (SMS),Kristina Starcher (WEMS), Misty Carper (WEMS), and Candace Deweese (RCHS) were nominated for Teachers of the Year. Melissa Strickland (GEMS), Kelly Sutphin (SES), Dawn Fore (SMS), Amy Morris (WEMS), Shannon Stockner (RCHS), Gary Harold (Transportation), and Merlin Shamblin (Transportation) were nominated for Service Personnel of the Year. Roane County Service Personnel of the Year is Dawn Fore (SMS) and Roane County Teacher of the Year is Kristina Starcher (WEMS). They will now have an opportunity to apply to represent us at the state level.
    2. Public Participation
    3. Student AchievementWe have a number of completions for the Pandemic Learning Loss course. SMS had the highest completion rate of over 50%. Now that some teachers in the county have completed, the administrators can do their part to develop a school-wide plan and therefore allowing us to start on the county-wide plan. The state allowed us to take a benchmark test that is part of our overall accountability system, the WV GSA. We should have some data at our next meeting to try to figure out best where we stand and how to move forward from here.
  4. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. School Building Authority Needs Grant for a new Spencer Middle School
    2. Legislative Update
    3. Planning for 2021-22 through 2023-24
    4. Reassignments and New Positions to Reduce Class Sizes under ESSERF 2 PlanMotion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (7:25 pm)
      1. Reassign Lori May, Teacher / 3rd & 4th Grades, Walton Elementary Middle School, to Teacher / 3rd Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School
      2. Create Teacher / 4th Grade, Walton Elementary Middle School (1 position)
      3. Create Teacher / 3rd Grade, Spencer Elementary School (1 position)
    5. Consideration and possible action regarding an RFP for student technology devicesMotion by James Minney and seconded by Jeffrey Mace to accept the recommendation to purchase 900 Apple iPads for student devices. Motion carried. (7:46 pm)
    6. Consideration and possible action regarding policies and administrative guidelines enacted during COVID-19 emergencyMotion by James Minney and seconded by Daris Harper to rescind Emergency Administrative Guidelines e560.i, e410.i, and e220.v, effective on June 30, 2021. Motion carried. (7:56 pm)
  5. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by James Minney and seconded by Daris Harper to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (8:04 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of Regular Board Meeting on April 8, 2021
    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. Levy Rates FY 2022
      1. General Current Expenses - $ 3,430,710
        1. Class I - 19.40 cents per $100
        2. Class II - 38.80 cents per $100
        3. Class III & IV - 77.60 cents per $100
      2. Bond Levy - $ 789,175
        1. Class I - 4.62 cents per $100
        2. Class II - 9.24 cents per $100
        3. Class III & IV - 18.48 cents per $100
    4. Policies
    5. Contract(s) / Bid(s)
    6. Field Trips
    7. Volunteers
    8. Student Transfers
      1. 1 Student transfer from Ohio County Schools to Roane County SchoolsStudent last attended a school in Ohio County, but is now living in and transferring from Calhoun County Schools.
  6. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action) Motion carried. (8:08 pm)
    1. Create(s)
      1. Teacher / 3rd Grade (SES), 200 days, effective July 1, 2021
      2. Teacher / 4th Grade (WEMS), 200 days, effective July 1, 2021
    2. Resignation(s)
      1. Ashman, Elaine - Teacher / Art (Spencer Middle School), effective June 30, 2021
    3. Employment(s)
      1. Bass, Tracy - Substitute bus operator (RCS - Substitutes), effective April 21, 2021, pending certification
      2. Strickland, Orville - Substitute bus operator (RCS - Substitutes), effective April 21, 2021, pending certification
      3. _______________________ - Director of Student Support Services (RCS - Central Office), effective April 29, 2021
      4. Cottrill, Haley - Substitute teacher (RCS - Substitutes), effective May 10, 2021, pending receipt of bachelor's degree
      5. Burdette, Angela - Summer SOLE Credit Recovery Facilitator (Roane County High School), effective June 7, 2021
      6. Ford, Toby - Summer SOLE Credit Recovery Facilitator (Roane County High School), effective June 7, 2021
      7. Rector, Suzanne - Summer SOLE Teacher (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      8. Ward, Cari - Summer SOLE Teacher (Spencer Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      9. Shepherd, Lisa - Summer SOLE Teacher (Spencer Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      10. Coon, Alicia - Summer SOLE Teacher (Spencer Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      11. Kendall, Deana - Summer SOLE Teacher (Spencer Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      12. Mills, Ashley - Summer SOLE Teacher (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      13. Hays, Andrea - Summer SOLE Teacher (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      14. Poole, JuliAnna - Summer SOLE Teacher (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      15. Underwood, Lana - Summer SOLE Teacher (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      16. Tanner, Lorra - Summer SOLE Teacher (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 14, 2021
      17. Boggs, Sati - Summer SOLE Enrichment Facilitator (Roane County High School), effective June 14, 2021Motion by James Minney and seconded by Daris Harper to approve. Gregory Boggs recused himself from the vote and left the room, as required by WV Code 6B-2-5(j). Motion carried. (8:09 pm)
      18. Lesher, David - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      19. Waggoner, Jennifer - Summer SOLE Custodian (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      20. Evans, Joyce - Summer SOLE Custodian (Roane County High School), effective June 18, 2021
      21. Baker, John - Summer SOLE Custodian (Roane County High School), effective June 18, 2021
      22. Hughes, Michael - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      23. Rhodes, Jason - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      24. McGlothlin, Vicki - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      25. Mullen, Richard - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      26. Stockner, Curtis - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      27. May, Edward - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      28. Whited, Daniel - Summer SOLE Bus Operator (RCS - Operations), effective June 18, 2021
      29. Deel, Toney - Summer SOLE Custodian (Spencer Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      30. Rucker, Ricky - Summer SOLE Custodian (Spencer Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      31. Stockner, Shannon - Summer SOLE Cook (Roane County High School), effective June 18, 2021
      32. Freeland, Tina - Summer SOLE Cook (Roane County High School), effective June 18, 2021
      33. Burns, Sarah - Summer SOLE Cook (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      34. Allen, Cindy - Summer SOLE Custodian (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      35. Cross, Geneva - Summer SOLE Cook (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      36. Strickland, Melissa - Summer SOLE Cook (Geary Elementary / Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      37. Sutphin, Kelly - Summer SOLE Cook (Spencer Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
      38. Nester, Carrie - Summer SOLE Cook (Spencer Middle School), effective June 18, 2021
    4. Extracurricular(s)
      1. Brown, Cynthia - Academic Recovery Facilitator (Walton Elementary / Middle School), effective April 21, 2021
  7. Reports of Committees
    1. Roane-Jackson Technical Center Administrative Council (4/20/2021)A number of students placed at the top of their categories at the West Virginia SkillsUSA and Educator's Rising competitions. These were virtual competitions We hope to recognize them at a future board meeting. A promotional video was made for RJTC to highlight their offered programs. This is something we may want to consider for the future. The water plant may finally be ready for construction this summer, but this may affect our Summer plans. They are currently working on some contingency plans since the building cannot be occupied while they are working on this 5-week long project.
  8. Superintendent's RemarksNow that we have the SBA grant, we can start moving forward. While we have hired Thrasher to work on the bond program and the CEFP, we haven't hired anyone to work on the school. So, will need to hire an architect to work on this school and then go through an educational planning process where we think about what kinds of programs we want to offer and the space requirements for them. We hope to have a groundbreaking ceremony in October. This will be a very hands-on project, but an exciting time for Roane County Schools.
  9. Adjournment
    1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting, Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm at Roane County High SchoolMotion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Daris Harper to approve. Motion carried. (8:22 pm)