Pocahontas County Board Of Education Meeting Agenda, Monday, 3-13-17

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold a work session on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at the Board Conference Room in Marlinton. This will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by a public meeting at the Marlinton Elementary School cafeteria.  This hearing will be about the 2017-2018 school calendar. At the conclusion of that hearing, there will be a regular Board of Education meeting with the following agenda.

The regular meeting will begin with approval of the minutes from the last Board meeting.

After approving of this agenda, the Board will hear comments from the public – called “Delegations.”

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

The Board will also receive reports from the following:

  • Kayla Gibson, the PCHS Student Representative to the Board of Education
  • Michael Sweeny
  • Jamey Weber – young writers recognition
  • Ron Hall, Director of Maintenance & Attendance
  • And Ruth Bland, Director of Transportation and Special Education

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

  • Vender Claims (bills) of $28,632.61
  • Vender Claims (bills)of $45,105.37
  • Local Government Purchasing Card charges of $114,755.99

The Board will next 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 also consider approval of the following proposed levy rates for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018

  • Class 1 -$19.40
  • Class 2 – $38.80
  • Class 3 – $77.60
  • Class 4 – $77.60

This levy is the normal statutory levy, not to be confused with an excess levy such as the one that failed to pass last November.

They will consider approval of the Schools Summary Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures on a cash basis through the end of January, 2017..

They will consider approval of a lease agreement between the Board and Professional Business Products, Inc to lease 9 Xerox copiers.

The Board will consider the submission to the SBA of a Major Improvement Project funding request for Pocahontas County High School in the amount of $925,443.

They will consider approval to transport 5th grade students from Marlinton Elementary School by charter bus to Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg, Tennessee on May 3-5, 2017. All costs to be paid for by fundraising.

They will place Policy KM – visitors in the school- on 30 day comment.

They will consider approval for students Jared Clemons of PCHS and Tristen O’Steen of Marlinton Elementary School to be granted educational leave from March 29th through April 12, 2017 to compete in the National USASA snowboard/freeski competitions in Colorado and Patrick McComb to complete job based work experience at the Almost Heaven business in Renick.

They will consider the following volunteer coaches at PCHS:

  • Joshua Abbott as Assistant Track Coach, pending proper certification
  • Shannon Arbogast as Assistant Softball Coach
  • Nicholas P. Cooper as Assistant Baseball Coach

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.


Personnel Agenda –March 13, 2017

Green Bank Elementary-Middle School:



OLIVIA GRIMES as substitute Teacher of Early Education at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, retroactive to the end of the day on February 24, 2017.


Pocahontas County High School:



MORGAN G. MCOMB, due to retirement as Custodian IV/Sanitation Plant Operator at PCHS, effective at the end of the day, June 30, 2017.

Pocahontas County Schools:

EMPLOYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING AS Substitute Custodian for the Pocahontas County Schools, effective March 15, 2017 for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, as needed, at state basic pay:

·         Stephan D. Mick, Jr.

·         Jeanette Sharp



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