Pocahontas BOE Meeting – April 21st, Closed to Public -But Remotely Available

The April 21st Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting will start at an unusual time, 8 a.m. but, because of the Governor’s virus lock down. There will be an audio link on the BOE’s website, and an audio link via Zoom Meeting. The address for the BOE Website is:


Zoom Audio Link


Meeting ID: 326 377 6003

Password: 665504

At 8:00 a.m., the commissioners will begin by reconvening their March 9th Special Levy Session and will approve the tax levy estimate for the fiscal year 2020-2021 which had been presented to them on March 9th.

Following this, they will adjourn the levy special meeting and immediately commence the regular April 21st meeting with the following agenda.

The agenda for this meeting includes normal opening procedures, followed by the Superintendent’s Report and special recognitions.

This will be followed by routine financial reports, approval of grants and payments, and approvals of both the 2019 BOE Financial Audit and the 2020-2021 Pocahontas County Schools Budget, including the Food Service Budget and the Step VII Budget.

In the miscellaneous portion of the meeting, the board will consider approval of the following:

  • Approval of the 2020-2021 BOE Meeting Schedule.
  • Approval of both the Dual Credit courses and the Advanced Placement (AP) courses to be offered at PCHS next school year.
  • Approval of a three week out-of-season practice for athletics to run from June 8th through June 26, 2020 -provided that on-site activities are resumed by then. If not, those dates may be deemed flexible due to the virus emergency.
  • A proposed personnel action list for both professional and service personnel.

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

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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