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Tyler Board approves employment

By Staff | Jun 17, 2009

There were 17 people people approved for employment at the Tyler County Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 15, at the high and middle school.

Among the positions hired were a music specialist, substitute cooks, reading specialists, substitute aides and a Pre-K teacher.

For Sistersville Elementary School, Claire Collins will become the music specialist. Collins is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Tisha Wall and Brandi Walton were approved to be reading specialists in a contracted position for the AIB summer reading program. Cathy Boggs will also be a part of the summer reading program as a Pre-K teacher.

Tara Glover, Kathryn Michael, Tammie Hayes, Cassi Long, Sandra Cochran and Tracy Koontz will be substitute cooks for the summer feeding program. Sue Skinner, Debora Kelley, Sabrina Reed, Cheryl Lemasters, Kim Boggs, Stacey Roberts and Stephanie Higgins will be substitute aides for the 2009-2010 school year.

In other news, there will be a two-week comment period on the budget revision requests, restricted fund balances, bank bid award, and the property insurance bid award. The information can be viewed and commented on at the high school.

There were three approvals for requests. Cathy Lohr’s request for permission for her son to be permitted to cross county lines to attend Tyler County schools for the 2009-2010 school year, pending the approval of Wetzel County’s Board of Education is granted. Also granted were Barbara Vincent’s request to use the gym, stage area, lunch room, restrooms, and classrooms for the West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival Queen’s Pageant on July 10 and 11, and Sheila Forrester’s request for the use of two school buses to transport children to the Lewis Wetzel Pool and Bruce Park in New Martinsville on July 16.

Forrester is the director of the Christian Teen Camp of Tyler County.

Amanda Kimble approved a personnel request to use a school bus to transport interested maintenance and custodial personnel to Charleston on July 21 to attend the West Virginia Association of School Facility Administrators Conference.

Resignations approved were Jana Stenson as a math teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School and Susie Fetty as an instructional aide at the Tyler County Preschool Center, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year and the elimination of this position.

For staff reports, it was noted that the attendance of overall students in the county have dropped by 20. Wable Ford was reported to lease the driver’s education cars for the 2009-2010 school year. Amanda Kimble had a strong quarterly safety report which involved drills at the school and a trip to Columbus to learn more about what can be done to improve the safety of students.

The next regular meeting will be held on July 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Tyler Consolidated Board of Education Office at the high school. There will be a special meeting on June 29 for the purpose of the Superintendent’s Evaluation.