Superintendent Robin Daquilante says that with all the talk of year round school and the rumors of major changes, the 2014-2015 School Calendar has really basically stayed the same.
She presented the new calendar to the Tyler County Board of Education during their meeting April 15. There have been some changes but overall they have been minor. She said teachers would start the Monday after the Tyler County Fair. Students would start later that week, School will let out for Christmas on Dec. 23 and return around Jan. 5. Good Friday and Easter would still be protected days.
Daquilante said the school calendar committee worked hard to come up with a calendar that would work well with the Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute (MOVTI) and the other counties that use MOVTI, as well as for the county's students, parents, and teachers. She said they were still able to keep the one week off for Thanksgiving, as well. Overall the board seemed well satisfied there had been no major changes, They voted unanimously to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar.
The monthly attendance staff report was read, noting attendance is staying fairly level. Under financial reports, the regular and special levy rates were were both approved, as were all the budget revision requests.
Trip requests were approved for Krista DeVaugh, Sistersville Elementary School principal, to take the kindergarten classes to the Tyler Consolidated Greenhouse, Domino's Pizza, and the Paden Farm on May 9, with bus for transportation; and Jill LeMasters, A.I. Boreman Elementary School Kindergarten teacher, for the students to travel to Domino's Pizza, the Sistersville City Park, and to the Tyler Consolidated Greenhouse on May 9, with bus for transportation.
Other requests were approved from Amanda Kimble, director of support services, for Dylan Reynolds to attend the State Math Field Day at Bethany College on April 26, with transportation to be provided by his parents.
Under personnel requests: Linda Liebold was granted professional leave for herself, Jan McCaskey, Judi Hamrick, Kelly Haught, and Becky Barth to attend the West Virginia Education Association Delegate Assembly in Charleston from April 24-26.
Under personnel employments and transfers: Approval was granted to employ Barbara Maston, as a substitute teacher, countywide, effective July 1.
The board also approved the minutes from the last regular meeting and allowed and authorized the payment of all bills. The next regular scheduled meeting was to be held on April 22 at 7:30 p.m., after press time, at the Tyler County Board of Education Office located at Tyler Consolidated High School.