Some Pocahontas School Service Employees Will Begin Working Again
At the May 12th Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, School Superintendent Terrence Beam announced that the 261-day employees will return to work beginning on the week of May 18th to the 22nd. They will work three full days that week -Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The following week they will only work two days – Tuesday and Thursday because of the Memorial Day holiday. Recognizing that it is necessary to return to a regular work schedule, those 261-day employees will return to a five day-a-week schedule beginning on June 1, 2020.
Beam also addressed the issue of students who had paid for field trips this spring. He said that a number of those students may be moving up to a new school next year, such as from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school, and it would be too confusing for the schools to transfer that money to the new school. To solve this, they decided that the field trips would be rescheduled for next school year, however those students now in a different school would attend the trips with their former schools. No additional students would be permitted to go on these trips beyond those that had already signed up for and paid for the trip.
Beam also clarified that because of the shortened school year this year, substitute service employees will not lose their current positions on the seniority list just because they did not meet the required number of days worked.
Beam announced that there will be a CEFP meeting at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 27th. He added that because of the shortened number of those meetings, any differing and conflicting options between committees will have to be resolved by having the Board of Education selecting which of those conflicting recommendations will be included in the final report to the state, and which will not be included.
He also said that the visit by Japanese students will be rescheduled to next spring and the June 9th BOE meeting will need to be rescheduled because that is the new election day.
The Board approved the usual financial reports and payments then approved a 3-year agreement with Harris School Solutions for them to provide software, licenses and training for Principals to more effectively monitor and evaluate teachers, organize data and track evidence. This totals just short of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and will be paid for by federal Title 2 money. Following that, they approved the purchase of annual licenses from STRIVVEN MEDIA, LLC for software to assist virtual job shadowing, career exploration and course planning for the Graduation Coach and the School Counselors to use at both middle schools and the high school. This $6000 expense will be paid for by federal Graduation 20/20 funds.
They also approved a lengthy personnel list which can be found on our website with this story. These actions include a 50% increase to the amounts of the coaches’ supplements, which will return about half of the decrease to those supplements that were made a couple of years ago.
During the Matters of the Board, Member Becky Campbell complemented the efforts by many volunteers to deliver the school lunches. She also announced that every student will receive a three-hundred-dollar ($300.00) EBT card to cover their food for June, July and August.
Member Sue Hollandsworth questioned the placement of underperforming students together in one classroom, as requested by some Special Education Teachers. Mr. Beam said he agreed it was not a good idea and would make his views on it to the principals who will make the decisions about that.
Board President Joe Walker commented that as Mr. Beam had pointed out earlier in the meeting, the board will have its work cut out for it when they have to decide on which of the divergent recommendations made by different CEFP committees will be forwarded to the state.
PERSONNEL AGENDA May 12, 2020
Professional and Service Personnel
Green Bank Elementary-Middle School
CONSENT TO CHANGE: KIMBERELY SHINABERRY, from Teacher of Multi-Subjects (5th grade) at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School to Teacher of Multi-Subjects (3rd grade) at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective for the 2020- 2021 school year. Term of employment shall remain at 200 days.
Hillsboro Elementary School
EMPLOYMENT: CYNTHIA LANDIS, as Cafeteria Manager at Hillsboro Elementary School at state basis pay, effective August I , 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. Term of employment is 200 days.
Marlinton Elementary School
CONSENT TO CHANGE: DEVANE. SIMMONS, from Teacher of Multi-Subjects (1 st grade) at Marlinton Elementary School to Teacher of Multi-Subjects (5 th grade) at Marlinton Elementary School, effective for the 2020-2021 school year. Term of employment shall remain at 200 days.
EMPLOYMENT: SARAH C. BROWN, as Teacher of Multi-Subjects at Marlinton Elementary School at state basic salary based on degree and experience plus equity, effective August 11. 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. Term of employment is 200 days.
Pocahontas County High School
EMPLOYMENT: KATHY MASON, as Teacher of Option Pathway (GED) at Pocahontas County High School, at state basic salary based on degree and experience plus equity, effective August 11, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. Term of employment is 200 days.
Pocahontas County Schools:
CONTRACT CORRECTION: PEGGY M. OWENS, holds a Continuing Contract- Professional as Itinerant Teacher of Art/Gifted for Pocahontas County Schools at Marlinton Middle School, effective for the 2020-2021 school year, term of employment is 200 days.
EMPLOYMENT: Of the following as Credit Recovery Teacher for Pocahontas County Schools, at $22.00 per hour, not to exceed 112 hours or $2,464.00 per position, effective May 26, 2020, through July 09, 2020, as needed, not to exceed 28 days (Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM): Cammy J. Kesterson – Green Bank Public Library & Shonda Carr – Mcclintic Public Library. Please note: location subject to change due to COVID-19 circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT: Of the following as Academic Interventionist for Pocahontas County Schools (at location indicated), effective August 17, 2020, through May 14, 2020, at $22.00 per hour, 3 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 375 hours or $8,250.00 per position:
- Lucy Rittenhouse – Green Bank Elementary-Middle School
- Linda H. VanReenen – Hillsboro Elementary School
- Teresa Barb – Marlinton Elementary School
- Teresa Rhea – Marlinton Middle School
EMPLOYMENT: Of the following as Parent Involvement Coordinator for Pocahontas County Schools at $TI.OD per hour – 125 hours – not to exceed $2,750.00 per position, effective July I, 2020 through May 14, 2021. Schedule to be determined by the Director of Federal Programs but cannot be extended beyond May 14, 2021. (Salary to be paid by Title IV funds):
- Lucy Rittenhouse – Green Bank Elementary- Middle School
- M. Susan Arbogast- Hillsboro Elementary School
- Shenda Smith – Marlinton Elementary School
EMPLOYMENT: JESSICA M. OXIER, as Itinerant Licensed Practical Nurse/Aide for Pocahontas County Schools (assignment: Green Bank Elementary-Middle School) at state basic pay based on degree, plus $2,500.00 annual supplement (Supplement is attached to LPN portion of this position only and not the Aide classification), effective August 11, 2020, for the 2020- 2021 school year. Term of employment is 200 days. (contingent upon passing the Aide test)
EMPLOYMENT: TERESA RHEA, as Extracurricular Instructor for Substitute Teacher Renewal Training Classes, at $22.00 per hour, not to exceed 22 hours or $484.00, training schedule dates to be determined by applicant and superintendent, as needed.
Of the following coaches at Pocahontas County High
School, effective for the 2020-2021 season, at the supplement indicated. NOTE: All positions are contingent upon
proper certification and/or licensure and sufficient number of players to make
|Douglas Bums||Head Football Coach||$3,000|
|Matthew Buzzard||Assistant Football Coach||$750|
|Lawrence Kiner||Assistant Football Coach||$750|
|Aaron Pugh||Assistant Football Coach||$750|
|Ray Hendrick||Volunteer Football Coach||volunteer|
|Justin Kerr||7th & 8th Grade Football Coach||$1,125|
|Ray Hendrick||7th & 8th Grade Asst. Football Coach||$750|
|Shannon Arbogast||Head Soccer Coach (girls’)||$2,250|
|Shannon Arbogast||Head Soccer Coach (boys’)||$2,250|
J. Michael Kane, 111 Head Basketball Coach (girls’) $2,475
…………………………………….Assistant Basketball Coach $750 (girls’)
Allen Taylor Volunteer Asst. Basketball Coach volunteer
Scott Garber Head Basketball Coach (boys’) $2,475
Kathy Mason Assistant Basketball Coach (boys’) $750
Justin Kerr Head Softball Coach $1,125
Ray Hendrick Volunteer Softball Coach volunteer
Crystal Kerr Volunteer Softball Coach volunteer
Lonnie Armstrong Volunteer Baseball Coach volunteer
Randy Irvine Head Baseball Coach $1,125
Shonda Carr Volunteer Baseball Coach volunteer
Joshua Abbott Track Coach (girls’) $562.50
Aaron Pugh Track Coach (girls’) $562.50
Joshua Abbott Track Coach (boys’) $562.50
Aaron Pugh Track Coach (boys’) $562.50
Darlene Arbogast Co-Cheerleading Coach $750
Crystal Kerr Co-Cheerleading Coach $750
David Moore, Jr. Head Golf Coach volunteer
Vacancy Cross Country Track Coach volunteer
Julie Shiflet GBS Athletic Director $750
Nebraska Scotchie MMS Athletic Director $750
Shannon Arbogast MMS Head Basketball Coach (girls’) $1,125
Nevin Lucabaugh MMS Assistant Basketball Coach (girls’) volunteer
Jessie Sharp MMS Head Basketball Coach (boys’) $1,125
Kenneth Beezley MMS Assistant Basketball Coach (boys’) volunteer
Derick & Chasity Taylor – GBS Head Basketball Coach (girls’) $1,125/split evenly
Melissa Nelson GBS Head Basketball Coach $1,125 (boys’)
Jason Brock GBS Assistant Basketball Coach (boys’) Volunteer Rebecca Peteete 7m & 81h HeadCheerCoach (Football) volunteer Stephanie Burns 7th & 81h Volunteer Asst. Cheer Coach (Football) volunteer
Victoria Warner 7th & 8th Volunteer Asst. Cheer Coach (Football) volunteer
Jenny Friel MMS Volunteer Head Cheer Coach (Basketball) volunteer
Robert Mann PCHS Band Director $1,800 ——————- PCHS Assist. Band Director $750 Greg Morgan GBEMS Band Director $7S0 Rick Mclaughlin MMS Band Director $750
RESIGNATION: JESSICA SHINABERRY, as Athletic Trainer at Pocahontas County High School, effective April 24, 2020, supplement being $2,500.00.
RESIGNATION: ALLEN TAYLOR, as Assistant Basketball Coach (girls’) at Pocahontas County High School, effective May OS, 2020, supplement being $500.00.
RESIGNATION: RICHARD McLAUGHLIN, as Assistant Band Director at Pocahontas County High School, effective April 29, 2020, supplement being $750.00.