Pocahontas County Board Of Education Meeting Agenda, Monday, 2-20-17

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at the Board Conference Room in Marlinton. Note that the meeting will begin at an unusual time 4:00 p.m. and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Here is the agenda for this meeting.

The meeting will begin with an expulsion hearing for a student, which will almost certainly be done in an Executive Session which is closed to the public. Following that closed session, there will be a work session which is open to the public. This work session will, among other possibly topics, most likely cover the financial state of the various athletic programs.

Following the work session, the regular meeting will begin with approval of the minutes of the last Board meeting.

After approving of this agenda, the Board will hear comments from the public – called “Delegations.” Any member of the public may sign up to address the Board on any topic for up to 10 minutes. They must provide the Board a written request at least 15 minutes before the meeting begins and must include in their request the names of the person or persons who will speak and the topic they wish to talk about.

Next the Board will receive Mr. Beam’s Superintendent’s Report and any Special Recognitions he wishes to offer.

Kayla Gibson, the Student Representative to the Board of Education will then be given the opportunity to present her report to the Board.

Ron Hall, Director of Maintenance/Attendance;  Ruth Bland, Director of Transportation and Special Education; Charlotte Slagle of the V.O.C.A.L. Program; and Lisa Dennison, Coordinator of Child Nutrition will deliver updates and reports to the Board members.

The Board will then examine and consider approval for payment of a number of routine vender bills which include:

  • Vender Claims (bills) of $133,099.80
  • Vender Claims (bills)of $76,996.36
  • Local Government Purchasing Card charges of $115,786.27

The Board will then consider approval of grant awards; employee payroll for February 8, 2017; extra duty pay for the month of January 2017; budget adjustments; and bank reconciliations for December and January.

They will consider approval of the School system’s Summary Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures on a cash basis through the end of December.

They will consider approval for Samara Mann and three other adults to transport 14 students by personal vehicle to Blackfriers Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia on April 6, 2017; and approve Leah Shinaberry to travel to a session of the Better Math Teaching Network in boston on March 10th. The Network will pick up all costs for this.

The Board will consider approval of the construction at Marlinton Middle School of the high tunnel greenhouse donated by the WV Department of Agriculture, with additional costs donated by community partnerships.

They will consider approval of Jessie Sharp and Ronnie Gordon as volunteer basketball coaches at Marlinton Elementary School; approval of the transport of Marlinton Middle School students to the Denmar Correctional Center as part of the V.O.C.A.L. Program.

They will approve placing the Energy Plan Policy (Fj) on a 30 day comment.

The Board will then consider the submission of a Major Improvement Project – Sewer and other repairs at PCHS- to the SBA.

Following consideration of the Personnel Agenda which can be found at our website –www.alleghenymountainradio.org – the Board members will each have the opportunity to present comments to the Board, after which the meeting will be adjourned.

Click on the link below to see the actual Agenda for this meeting as well as the personnel agenda.



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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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