Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the July 18th Meeting

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold their next regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18th in the Board Conference Room in their office in Buckeye with the following agenda:

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

They will hear Informational/Central Office updates from:

  1. Tracy Valach, who will deliver an Academic Achievement update concerning the Nature’s Own Classroom Program.
  2. Sherry Radcliff will deliver a financial update.

The board will next consider consent approval of routine financial matters, including:

  • Approval of the negotiated 4-year Superintendent Contract for Lynne Bostic, which will be retroactive to June 30, 2023.
  • Approval to purchase 15 vacation days from former Superintendent Terrence Beam, per his Superintendent’s Contract.
  • Approval to pay a $500.00 incentive bonus to all staff other then classroom teachers, (who are paid by state funds) if they absent 4 days or less based on the 200-day contract for the upcoming school year. This will be subject to pro-rated adjustments for reduced contracts.
  • Approval to purchase one new Blue Bird gasoline powered 77-passenger school bus for $128,086.00

Regarding Miscellaneous matters, the board will consider:

  • Approval to continue the Adventure Pocahontas Program for all grades as part of the curriculum for the upcoming school year including the following two overnight trips for Nature’s Mountain Classroom’s Pocahontas Explorers:
    • August 29 to September 1, – 6th and 8th grades Science Adventure School, Summit Bechtel.
    • September 11 to 13, – 7th grade camping trip at Camp Thornwood.
  • Approval of a memorandum of Understanding MOU with Glenville State University regarding field placements, internships, student teaching and residency for the upcoming school year.
  • Approval of an MOU with Southern Education Services Cooperative, and Proximity Learning, offering the WV Virtual Home Academy for the upcoming school year.
  • Approval of an MOU with the Pocahontas County Family Resource Network (FRN) to participate in a work-based learning experience program for youth’s aged 14-21, providing them with real-world work experience for 14 days or up to 40 hours of work -whichever happens first- for the upcoming school year.
  • Approval of and agreement with the Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation regarding their use of the Wellness Center building which is owned by the Board of Education) for the current fiscal year.
  • Approval of the updated policy regarding the use of Substitutes in areas of critical need and shortages
  • Approval to use the Restricted Substitute Waiver this upcoming school year.
  • Approving the recommended service and professional personnel actions.

Prior to adjourning, the board will conduct their Matters of the Board discussion.

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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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