BOE handles financial, personnel business

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting September 12, the board voted on the following items.

In financial management, the board approved the following:

• Payment of vendor listings of claims in the amounts of $23,571.40; $85,093.76 and $165,576.23.

• WVDE Variance Explanation for the month of July, grant awards and Extra Duty Pay for the month of August.

In miscellaneous management, the board approved the following:

• Leah Shinaberry to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, to participate in Better Math Teaching Network meeting October 13-14, at no cost to the board.

• Lesa McCarty to travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to attend the 21st Century Multi-State Conference, October 24-26, at no cost to the board.

• P. Erwin Berry, IV, to transport six students by van to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 19-21.

• Policy GCC-C – Substitute Service Personnel Policy.

• Teacher-in-Resident Partnership Agreement between West Virginia University and Pocahontas County Schools.

• Pocahontas County Collaborative Preschool Memorandum of Understanding.

• Permission to place on 30-day comment Acceptable Use Policies: Pocahontas County Schools’ Education Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet (Pocahontas County Schools Acceptable Use form for students grades 3-12; and Pocahontas County Schools’ Personnel Acceptable Use Form.)

• Contract between Pocahontas County Board of Education and Laura Solliday, to provide services as an Academic Interventionist at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14 through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, 15 hours per week, not to exceed 30 weeks, not to exceed $9,000.

• Memorandum of Understanding between Pocahontas County Board of Education and Pocahontas County Health Department to work together during a disaster, whether man-made or natural, or during a pandemic/epidemic and to make available locations for shelters, command or temporary alternate care facilities during an incident.

In personnel management, the board approved the following:

• Resignation of Ella M. Taylor, due to retirement, as supervisory classroom aide/bus aide/paraprofessional/early childhood classroom assistant teacher at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective at the end of the day on October 31.

• Employment of Lesa McCarty as Project SPLASH site coordinator at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, at $23 per hour, up to nine hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Chad See as Project SPLASH recreation enrichment instructor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to 2.5 hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Amanda Nottingham as Project SPLASH homework help teacher at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to nine hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Karen Murphy as Project SPLASH ELA tutor/enrichment instructor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, through the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to seven hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Gregory Morgan as Project SPLASH performing arts instructor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to 2.5 hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Cheryl R. Jonese as Project SPLASH counselor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to five hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment Alison C. Flegel as Project SPLASH visual arts instructor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective September 14, through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, at $20 per hour, up to 2.5 hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Thomas W. Boothe as Project SPLASH positive youth behaviors/healthy lifestyles instructor at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, at $20 per hour, up to five hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning/meetings before program begins.

• Employment of Anne M. Smith as Project SPLASH special education teacher at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, at $20 per hour, up to five hours per week, for up to 25 weeks, plus additional planning /meetings before program begins.

* Note: Project SPLASH is an after-school program. All Project SPLASH positions are contingent upon adequate student enrollment and/or attendance.

• Employment of Devan E. Simmons as after-school tutor at Hillsboro Elementary School, effective September 14 through June 1, at $20 per hour, two hours per day, two days per week, not to exceed 23 weeks.

• Employment of Rosanne T. Zeni as after-school coordinator/career counselor/ tutor at Marlinton Elementary School, effective September 14 through June 1, at $25 per hour, eight hours per week, not to exceed 23 weeks.

• Employment of E. Jamey Weber and Jennifer McCarty as after-school tutors at Marlinton Elementary School, effective September 14 through June 1, at $20 per hour, two hours per day, two days per week, not to exceed 23 weeks, to be divided equally between the two individuals.

• Employment of L. Cammie Kiner, Jennifer McCarty, Teresa Rhea, Denise W. Sharp and Cynthia L. Shreve as after-school tutors at Marlinton Middle School, effective September 14 through June 1, at $20 per hour, two days per week, not to exceed 23 weeks. Position to be divided equally among five individuals.

• Employment of Joshua Corder as assistant band director at Pocahontas County High School, retroactive to the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, at a supplement of $750.

• Employment of Jeanette D. Wagner as after-school tutor at Pocahontas County High School, effective September 14 through June 1, at $20 per hour, two hours per day, two day per week, not to exceed 23 weeks.

• Employment of Shereen R. Bailey and Andrew G. Pritt as substitute teachers for Pocahontas County Schools, effective September 14 through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, as needed, at state basic pay based on degree and experience.

• Employment of William Michael Hardesty as substitute custodian for Pocahontas County Schools, retroactive to September 9, for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, as needed, at state basic pay.

The next board meeting is Monday, September 26, at 6 p.m., at the board of education conference room.

Suzanne Stewart may be contacted at sastewart@pocahontastimes.com

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