Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the March 7th Meeting

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold their second public hearing on their proposed 2023-2024 School-Year Calander at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th in the Board Conference Room in their office in Buckeye. Their regular meeting will begin immediately after the calendar hearing 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 his special recognitions, which will include listing the winners of the County Young Writers Contest and the winners of the County Social Studies Fair.

There will be Informational Reports from the following:

  • Haley Spencer, the Student Representative to the board;
  • Terrell McSweeney, regarding Wi-Fi access;
  • Christopher Sutton about Math concerns;
  • And Sherry Radcliff who will provide financial budget updates.

Regarding financial matters the board will consider approval of the following:

  • Routine financial matters.
  • Approval of the Written Notice to Retire, FY 2023, in which professional employees are state-funded, while service employees and administrators are county funded.
  • The board will also consider approval of the 2023-2024 fiscal year proposed levy rates

Regarding Miscellaneous matters, the board will consider the following:

  • Approval of the 2023-2024 school year calendar the Pocahontas County Schools’ application for non-traditional instructional days.
  • Approving the annual Memorandum of Agreement with WVU’s Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Approval of an Affiliation Agreement with the WVU’s Board of Governors on behalf of WVU and its Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work. Which will provide clinical education and/or fieldwork for WVU students to promote educational opportunities.
  • Approval of a Memorandum of Agreement with the WV Department of Education’s Community-in Schools (CIS) to implement the CIS Model of Integrated Student Support at Marlinton Middle School.
  • Approval of the Grow Your Own Teacher Apprentice Program to provide daily classroom instruction for students in the county schools.
  • Approving the CVB’s Road cleanup to PCHS’ fundraisers for the current school year.
  • Approving the recommended Service and Professional Personnel actions.

The board will conduct their Matters of the Board discussion, and then hold an expulsion hearing in Executive Session.

Click on the following link to the Official Agenda to view the names of the winners of the Young Writers Contest and of the County Social Studies Fair, as well as the proposed personnel actions. 3-7-23 Official BOE Agenda PDF

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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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