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

March 9, 2023

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

  1. This meeting could be joined remotely. The public could join by calling 1-304-553-7794 and entering the provided conference ID or by joining on Microsoft Teams using the provided link.
  2. Presentations
    1. Positively ChargedRCHS Wrestling performed very well at the state championships with one in 5th place and two in 6th place. Our music programs participated in all-state choir and all-state and honor bands recently. Good luck to the GEMS Robotics team, which will be competing at the state championships in Fairmont. This week is School Social Worker week. Kudos to our social workers, Michele Hordyszinski and Jessica Bailey for their hard work for our county.
    2. Public ParticipationJoyce Evans, RCHS custodian, expressed concerns of uneven expectations between RCHS day and night custodians. She has also expressed concerns on the necessity for an extra duty custodian. Vanessa Parker, RCHS parent, is following up on the accountability in communication and feedback she requested at our last regular meeting two weeks ago. Valerie Mace, GEMS teacher, expressed concern for the effects the second graders will see next year due to the proposed personnel realignment, which would force class sizes to rise.
    3. Student Achievement
  3. New Business for Consideration and Potential Action
    1. WVU Extension Service Roane County Budget Presentation
    2. Report of Cooperative Sponsorships for Athletic Programs
      1. Baseball - Geary, Walton, and Spencer at Spencer Middle School
      2. Softball - Geary, Walton, and Spencer at Spencer Middle School
      3. Track - Geary and Faith Christian Academy at Geary Elementary / Middle School
    3. Programs of Study for 2023-24
      1. PK - 8 as required by WVBE Policy 2510Motion by Daris Harper and seconded by James Minney to approve. Motion carried. (7:16 pm)
      2. 9 - 12 as presented by Roane County High School
    4. Personnel Realignment for 2023-24
    5. Updates on Continuing Business
      1. Construction of the new Spencer Middle School
      2. Legislative Update (Day 58 of 60)
      3. BRIM Premiums for FY24 and Related Issues
      4. Accountability in Communication and Feedback
  4. Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by Dennis Carpenter and seconded by Daris Harper to approve the following consent agenda as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:37 pm)
    1. Approval of minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on February 23, 2023 and Special Meeting on March 7, 2023
    2. Financial
      1. Financial Reports
      2. Transfers/supplements to the budget
      3. Payments of bills as submitted; pre-approval to release checks not to exceed $20,000 prior to the next board meeting
    3. Policies
    4. Contract(s) / Bid(s) / Agreement(s)
      1. Mowing Bids for 2023
    5. Field Trips
    6. Volunteers
    7. Student Transfers
  5. Personnel Consent Agenda - (Action)Motion by James Minney and seconded by Eileen Richardson to approve the following personnel items as recommended by Richard Duncan, Superintendent. Motion carried. (9:39 pm)
    1. New Employment(s)
      1. Ash, Matthew - Substitute custodian (RCS - Substitutes), effective March 10, 2023
      2. Bailey, Payton - LPN / Aide II (Spencer Middle School), effective April 10, 2023
    2. Leave of Absence(s)
      1. Extracurricular(s)
        1. Ash, Matthew - Assistant Coach, Baseball (Spencer Middle School), effective March 10, 2023
        2. Holcomb, Robert - Assistant Coach, Softball (Auxiliary) (Roane County High School), effective March 10, 2023
    3. The following item(s) were recommended by Carla Brown, Superintendent's designee.
      1. Leave of Absence(s)
        1. Duncan, Sarah - Teacher / Art (Roane County High School), effective March 10, 2023 to June 30, 2023Motion by Eileen Richardson and seconded by Daris Harper to approve the above personnel item as recommended by Carla brown, Superintendent's designee. Dr. Richard Duncan recused himself from the discussion and vote and left the room, as per WV Code section 6B-2-5(j). Motion carried. (9:40 pm)
    4. Reports of Committees
    5. Superintendent's RemarksReminder that the regular legislative session ends on Saturday. There will be an automatic extension if they have not approved the budget bill by midnight on Saturday. At our next regular meeting, we will have personnel actions taken. We have one hearing scheduled so far. Affected individuals have until Tuesday 3/21 to notify us if a hearing is requested so we have time to plan the agenda.
    6. Adjournment
      1. Adjourn until the next regular meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm, at Roane County High School.Motion by James Minney and seconded by Daris Harper to approve. Motion carried. (9:42 pm)