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Board of Education meets

December 28, 2011
Tyler Star News

The regular meeting of Tyler County Board of Education was held Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Board members present were: President Linda Hoover, Vice President Ken Hunt, Larry Thomas, Dr. Ralph Boone and Jimmy Wyatt. Superintendent Robin Daquilante was also present.

Others attending were: Kent Yoho, TCHS Principal; Amanda Kimble, Director of Child Nutrition; Duane Dober, Personnel Director; Ryan Walton, TCHS Athletic Director; Troy Smith, Transportation Director; Joe Heintzman and Nathan Heintzman.

On a motion made by Dr. Ralph Boone, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the minutes of the Dec. 5, 2011 regular meeting.

Dustin Turner from the Middlebourne United Christian Fellowship was not present for the meeting. He has been re-scheduled to speak to the Board at the Jan. 9, 2012 meeting.

The date for the evaluation of the superintendent is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2012 at 7 p.m.

The Board went into Executive Session at 7:01 p.m. on a motion made by Larry Thomas, seconded by Jimmy Wyatt with a 5-0 vote under Item 3, as per the School Laws of WV 6-9A-4, "The disciplining, suspension or expulsion of any student in any public school or public college or university, unless such student requests an open meeting." The Board came out of Executive Session at 7:53 p.m. on a motion made by Jimmy Wyatt, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote.

Mrs. Kimble presented the Bi-Annual Safety Report and spoke about the results of the ACT EXPLORE and ACT PLAN tests. Mr. Walton presented the Fall Sports Financial Report. Mrs. Walton supplied the Monthly Attendance Report.

On a motion made by Ken Hunt, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following trip requests:

Ashley Moore, LD/BD/MI Gifted Teacher, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, requests permission to take the 8th grade TASK members to visit the Sistersville Center on a Dec. 20, 2011, with bus for transportation.

Wayne Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School Band Director, requests approval to take four students to the All-State Band auditions on Jan. 6, 2012 at Fairmont State University. Transportation to be provided by Mr. Smith; requests approval to take seven students from the TCHS and TCMS band to the WV Northern Region Honor Band on Jan. 20 and 21, 2012 at Brooke High School. Transportation to be provided by Mr. Smith and Mr. Keplinger; requests approval to take select students from the TCHS and TCMS bands to the WV Northern Region Solo and Ensemble Festival at West Liberty State University on Feb. 18, 2012, with bus for transportation.

On a motion made by Ken Hunt, seconded by Jimmy Wyatt with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following request: Kent Yoho, Tyler Consolidated High School Principal, requests that J. C. Kimble, D. J. Cunningham, Scott Wall and Tisha Wall be permitted to transport athletes to and from basketball games, if needed.

On a motion made by Jimmy Wyatt, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following resignations: Kathy Nedley, Computer Coordinator, SES, effective June 1, 2012; Kathy Nedley, Math Field Day Coordinator, SES, effective June 1, 2012; Buffie Turner, Substitute Custodian, Countywide, effective immediately

On a motion made by Jimmy Wyatt, seconded by Ken Hunt with a 4-0 vote (Mr. Thomas abstaining), the Board approved the following employments: Richard Long, Head Girl's Track Coach, TCMS, effective immediately; Ben Thomas, Head Boy's Track Coach, TCMS, effective immediately.The Assistant Boy's Track Coach position at TCHS did not receive any bids.

On a motion made by Larry Thomas, seconded by Ken Hunt with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following: Approval of mutual consent agreement for re-assignment of Joann Seckman, second grade teacher at AIB, to third grade teacher at AIB, effective July 1, 2012, per West Virginia Code 18A-4-7a(p).; Matthew Jennings forfeits a supplemental contract in the amount of $350.00 This was an amount to compensate Mr. Jennings when he taught choir during his duty-free lunch/planning period. He no longer needs such compensation as his schedule now provides the duty-free periods; D. J. Cunningham forfeits a supplemental contract in the amount of $300.00 to maintain the Compass computer software. That program will no longer be used beginning with the 2012-13 school year; Cindy Jones forfeits a supplemental contract in the amount of $300.00 to maintain the Compass computer software. That program will no longer be used beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

Special Needs Transportation Aides Andrea Wagner, Cindy Fulks and Paulette Christen mutually agree to minor schedule and route adjustments to meet the needs of students in the fall of 2012; Special Needs Bus Operators Mike Hickman, Jake Roberts and Preston Ferrell mutually agree to minor schedule and route adjustments to meet the needs of students in the fall of 2012.

On a motion made by Ken Hunt, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote, the board approved Personal Leave.

On a motion made by Dr. Ralph Boone, seconded by Ken Hunt with a 5-0 vote, the Board allowed and authorized payment of bills.

The Board went into Executive Session at 7:56 p.m on a motion made by Ken Hunt, seconded by Larry Thomas with a 5-0 vote under Item 3, as per the School Laws of WV 6-9A-4, regarding Student Control #11-15-11, "The disciplining, suspension or expulsion of any student in any public school or public college or university, unless such student requests an open meeting." The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:00 p.m. on a motion made by Jimmy Wyatt, seconded by Ken Hunt with a 5-0 vote.

On a motion made by Jimmy Wyatt, seconded by Ken Hunt with a 5-0 vote, the Board approved the Superintendent's recommendation to rescind the bus suspension that was made at the previous meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education will be on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at the Tyler County Board of Education Office beginning at 7 p.m.

 
 
 

 

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