Pocahontas County Board of Education’s 12-19-16 Meeting Agenda
December 15, 2016
The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Board Conference Room in Marlinton. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Here is the agenda for this meeting.
The meeting will be called to order promptly at 6 p.m. The first order of business will be to consider the approval of minutes from the last regular meeting which was held on Wednesday, November 28th as well as the minutes from two Local School Improvement Council/Faculty Senate Work Sessions one of which was held on November 14th at Hillsboro Elementary School and the other at the High School on December 5th.
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.
The Board will then consider approval of a number of routine financial reports which include: vender payments, Local Government Purchasing Card charges, budget adjustments, Grant Awards and the December 8th payroll.
The Board will next consider approving Dayla Lambert as a volunteer cook at the Green Bank Elementary-Middle School and the following as Voluntary Archery coaches for the County Archery Team: Jody Spencer; Rebecca Spencer; Heather Simmons; Robert Simmons; David Smith; Kristie Smith.
They will consider the approval for P. Erwin Berry to transport 23 students to the Pennsylvania Farm Show on January 12-13 – all costs to be paid for by the Pocahontas County Future Farmers of America.
The Board of Education will then consider approval of a Professional and Service Personnel Agenda which can be found with this story on our website, www.alleghenymountainradio.org .
The Board members will then each have an opportunity to address the Board about Board issues during the “Matters of the Board” section of the meeting.
Finally, prior to adjourning, the Board will announce the next regular Board of Education Meeting which will be held on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Conference Room in Marlinton.
December 19, 2016
Professional and Service Personnel
Green Bank Elementary-Middle School:
JAMES D. CHESTNUT, from Custodian III at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School/Pocahontas County High School to Custodian III at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, at state basic pay, effective December 21, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year, term of employment is 119 days. NOTE: Term of employment shall be 220 days each year thereafter. Shift: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Marlinton Middle School:
DENISE C. SHARP, from Teacher of Alternative Education at Marlinton Middle School to Teacher of Science at Marlinton Middle School, at state basic salary, effective December 21, 2016 for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, term of employment 109 days. NOTE: Term of employment shall be 200 days each year thereafter.
Pocahontas County High School:
LEAH SHINABERRY, as Mentor for Emma Sculthorpe, effective for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year, at a supplement of $500.
LEAH SHINABERRY, as Mentor for Emma Sculthorpe, effective for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year, at a supplement of $500.
Pocahontas County Schools:
JAMIE C. WALKER, from School Bus Operator for Pocahontas County Schools to General Maintenance/Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanic II/Electrician I/ Plumber I/ Painter for Pocahontas County Schools, at state basic pay, effective December 21, 2016 through the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Term of employment is 138 days (in addition to days already worked during the 2016-2017 school year). NOTE: Term of employment shall be 261 days each year thereafter.
Of the following as Substitute Teacher for Pocahontas County Schools, effective December 21, 2016 for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, as needed, at state basic pay based on degree and experience:
Michael J. Porter
M. SUSAN ARBOGAST, as Substitute Teacher for Pocahontas County Schools, retroactive to November 28, 2016 for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, as needed, at state basic pay.
MARY P. DAWSON, as Home Bound Instructor for Pocahontas County Schools, at $20 per hour, as needed for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.
UNPAID MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE:
SHANNON C. ANDERSON, Teacher of Early Education at Hillsboro Elementary School, retroactive to December 16, 2016 through February 13, 2017.
EXTENDED UNPAID MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE:
STACY E. LANDIS, as Teacher of Science at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, extended from December 12, 2016 until January 2, 2017.
WILLIAM G. DILLEY, due to retirement, as School Bus Operator for Pocahontas County Schools, effective at the end of the day on December 30, 2016.
W. MICHAEL HARDESTY, from the following positions, retroactive to the end of the day on December 9, 2016.Substitute Cook
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