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School BOE Approves Calendar, Curriculum

By Staff | Apr 27, 2016

MIDDLEBOURNE – The Tyler County Board of Education met on Tuesday April 19, for a continuation of the March 21, meeting and approved by unanimous vote the regular and special levy rates for fiscal year 2017.

The Board then met for the regular April 19, meeting. Kevin Ellis of Antero Resources addressed the board about the companies interest in helping the schools in the counties where they operate. HE then presented a $2,500 check to the Tyler Consolidated Athletic Department. The Board and TCHS Athletic Director Ryan Walton expressed their thanks to Ellis for the generous donation and assured him it would be put to good use.

Also present at the meeting was Greg Dotson from Eureka Midstream, who presented Greg Goodfellow operator of WRSG Radio Station with a $2,500 check to help purchase a self-starting generator to power the radio station in the event of power outages. The radio station is owned by the Tyler County Board of Education and is run by Tyler Consolidated students under the direction of Goodfellow.

The new equipment will assure the citizens of Tyler County will receive alerts in the event of local emergencies or disasters. Goodfellow said the generator would be either natural gas or propane and the board would be pouring a slab to set in on. He said what they want to eventually do is get the station to where O.E.M. Director Tom Cooper can break in on real time and make announcements which could save lives, if something major were to happen.

The board thanked Ellis for contribution and Superintendent Robin Daquilante expressed her appreciation to Goodfellow for all he does to keep the station up and running. Daquilante said there had been discussion at the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting about the need for a generator and between the March meeting and the April meeting Eureka decided to just go ahead and give the money. Eureka Midstream is a natural gas pipeline company which operates in Tyler County.

The board also approved the school calendar for the 2016-17 academic year.