Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the February 1st Meeting

The Pocahontas County Board of Education’s Tuesday, February 1st Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) meeting and its regular meeting will be held at the Marlinton Middle School. The LSIC meeting will begin at 3:00 pm followed by the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m.

The agenda for the regular meeting is as follows.

After normal opening procedures, the board will hear any delegations from the public, and then receive the Superintendent’s report and any special recognitions he wishes to offer.

Next, the board will hear informational reports from the Student Representative to the Board, Rachel Burns; school nurse Jenny Friel, and PCHS Principal Joe Riley.

In addition to approving their routine financial matters and reports, the board will also consider approving paying teachers and aids who are absorbing additional students from other classrooms into their own classrooms, covering extra educational necessities, at a professional rate of $22.00 per hour and a service rate of $14.00 per hour for the documented time period, while COVID funds are available. This will be retroactive to January 11, 2022, and time sheets are required.

The board will then consider approving of the following miscellaneous items.

The board will consider approving a contract with Integrated Speech Solutions to perform speech therapy evaluations, treatments and related duties via tele practice in the schools.

Next, the board members will consider approving a resolution for Wendell Energy Services to purchase equipment for the schools’ ESSER HVAC Project if necessary.

They will approve the Revision of Addendum to the 63-month lease agreement with Xerox.

They will approve the parent & community volunteers for the current school year.

They will consider approval of a list of recommended Service and Professional personnel actions.

And finally, the board members will conduct a Matters of the Board discussion prior to adjourning the meeting.

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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