Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the January 11th Meeting

The Pocahontas County Board of Education’s Tuesday, January 11th Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) meeting and its regular meeting will be held at the Green Bank Elementary-Middle School. The LSIC meeting will begin at 3:45 pm followed by the regular meeting at 5:00 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 an informational report from the new Student Representative to the Board, Rachel Burns.

In addition to approving their routine financial matters and reports, the board will also approve changing the travel reimbursement rate from 56 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile retroactive to January 1, 2022.

The board will then consider approving of the following two overnight and/or out-of-state travel requests:

  1. For up to six PCHS Band members to travel by private vehicle to the West Virginia University Honor Band program in Morgantown from February 10th to February 12th. Registration for this, and lodging will be paid for by the PCHS Band Boosters.
  2. For former Marlinton Elementary School 5th graders – who are now Marlinton Middle School seventh graders – to travel by charter bus to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Tennessee from June 1st to June 3rd. This trip, which was postponed due to the pandemic, was originally scheduled for May 13, 2020 through May 15, 2020. It will be paid for by fundraising.

The board will also consider approving 4 new school-based fundraisers to be added to the list of approved 2021-2022 fundraisers for Green Bank Elementary-Middle School.

Next, the board members will review the pandemic-related school reentry plan and make any changes or recommendations to it as they may deem appropriate.

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.

Story By

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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