BOE Discusses Water Boil
MIDDLEBOURNE – Tyler County Board of Education discussed the water boil order that directly affects Tyler High School/Middle schools.
During Monday’s meeting, Superintendent Robin Daquilante said Boreman Elementary uses well water, so the boil order was not affecting the students or staff.
Tyler Consolidated High School school and middle school students gathered water coolers for the rooms and the school cooks boiled water in order to cook vegetables. Daquilante said students could bring water with them from home.
In a related story, Middlebourne Mayor Charles Delauder told the Tyler Star News that the boil order may end Wednesday.
In the superintendent’s report, there was a motion made to hire an assistant cross country coach at Tyler Consolidated Middle School. There are a total of 29 Cross Country runners this year between both schools. See a related story about the cross country team on page 9.
In other news, Amanda Kimble and Susan Boyles gave an update on the comparison of preliminary West Virginia general summative assessment results. The preliminary results show that student proficiency in the language arts and in mathematics has increased slightly from last year. However, the students appear to spend less time taking their tests, versus the estimated amount of time to actually take the test. This shows that students are spending less than half the amount of time than it should actually take to take the test and teachers are fearing that rushing through the tests may decrease test results. However, these are preliminary results and more data will be factored in later.
The school principals were in attendance to give their reports on the opening of school.
They presented their student handbooks and reported that it has been a very smooth opening, even with the water issues.
There were several requests for the transfer of students across county lines. Melissa Braham requests that here son Coby Conner be released from Tyler County Schools pending approval from Pleasants County. Sarah Henry requests that her daughter Katie Brianna Mars be permitted to attend Tyler Schools. Rhonda White requests that her daughter Victoria P. White be permitted to attend Tyler schools. Geniver Bailey requests that her son D’angelo Cummings be permitted to attend Tyler schools. Crystal Mann requests that here children Isaac and Lacey Allison Mann be released from Tyler schools to attend Doddridge County Schools. Lori Likens requests that here children Monica and Megan Likens be permitted to attend Tyler schools. Angelica Barnard requests that her children Cayden Barnard and Elijah Eades be released from Tyler to attend Pleasants County Schools. Lisa Bennett requests that her daughter Breana Thompson be allowed to attend Tyler schools. Jeffrey Christner requests that his son Sean Jeffrey Christner be released from Tyler to attend Wetzel County Schools. Kim Kehrer requests that her daughter Millicent Kehrer be released from Tyler to attend Pleasants County Schools. Terry and Julie Gump request that their children Levi and Lincoln Gump be released from Tyler to attend Wetzel County Schools. Michele Van Scyoc requests that her son Ookey Lee Redman be released from Tyler to attend Ritchie County Schools.
Debbie Miller requests approval to take the fifth-grade students at AIB to Blue and Gray Days in St. Marys on September 2nd, 2016 and a bus for transportation. Angela Watts requests approval to take the fifth-grade students at SES to Blue and Gray Days in St. Marys on September 2nd, 2016 and a bus for transportation. Annie Hall requests maternity leave beginning August 10th and concluding September 14th.
Janet Cline has resigned from her position as FBLA Advisor at Tyler Consolidated High School effective immediately.
There have been new employments within the county. Stacy Kidder has been employed as the assistant varsity and junior varsity cheerleading coach. Annie Erwin has been employed as FFA Co-Advisor. C. Tomala Paden has been hired as a mentor teacher for an English/Language Arts Teacher at Tyler Consolidated Middle School. Ben Thomas has been employed as the evening events coordinator for both Tyler Middle and High Schools. Ashley Cochran has been employed as a substitute teacher countywide, and Emma Rucker has been re-employed as a countywide substitute Teacher.
The results of the 2016 FFA market sale are in with the Grand Champion Steer was bought from Damien Curtis by David Bowyer for $10,309.50. Chandler Anderson sold the Reserve Champion Steer to DAC Energy for $6,835.50. Katelyn Gogan sold the Grand Champion Lamb to Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic for $1,175.00. Creed Ammons sold the Reserve Champion Lamb to Merle Chapman for $1,340.00. Nick Spencer sold the Grand Champion Market Hog to Union Bank for $3,053.00. Ashlee Spencer sold the Reserve Champion Market Hog to Ridge 2 River Realty for $2,070.75. Emma Paden sold the Grand Champion Rabbit to D&L Trailer Sales for $475.00. Marques Jackson sold the Reserve Champion Rabbit to Jackson Co. Regional Livestock Market for $425.00. There was a total sale gross of $119,769.10. Congratulations to all of the participants and the FFA would like to thank all of the 2016 buyers.
In other matters, Alex King showed up on behalf of the Tyler County Prevention Coalition where he thanked the board for all of their help with the drug prevention program.