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Furbee speaks to Board of Ed

By Staff | Jul 20, 2011

Attorney D. Luke Furbee addressed the Tyler County Board of Education Monday evening concerning a trust account set up by Donovan Adams, prior to his death.

This trust fund named the Tyler County school system as one of its recipients, explained Furbee. United Bank, trustee for the fund, had recently contacted board of education President Linda Hoover concerning distribution of funds.

The total worth of the fund is approximately $44,000; however, a portion of the money goes to Adams’s heirs as well at the trustee of the account (United Bank).

“For now, it would to suffice to say the board can neither concur or dispute, in answer to this petition,” said Furbee. “We would need more details, in order to make an informed decision.”

The board agreed unanimously to have Mr. Furbee contact the trustee for further information.

In other matters, Tyler County Policy for KF, Parent and Community Involvement in Education, as well as JM Student Code of Conduct were approved by the board.

Requests approved includes: Sheila Forrester, permission to use two buses, July 21, to transport children from Tyler Co. to Lewis-Wetzel pool; and several parental requests for children to cross county lines to attend schools in Tyler County.

In employments/transfers: Cassie Long, Cook III/ Cafeteria Mgr., A.I. Boreman, effective July 19; Cindy DiLuca, LD/B/MI Teacher, Sistersville Elementary, effective July 19; Casey Wittman, LD/BD/MI Teacher, Sistersville Elementary, effective 7/19; Ben Thomas, LD/BD/MI Autism Teacher, A.I. Boreman, effective July 19 (Larry Thomas abstaining on the vote); and transfers of Jake Roberts, bus operator, to Bus Rt. 4, effective 7/19; Steve Hamilton, bus operator, to Bus Rt. 2, effective 7/19.

Payment of bills were authorized, minutes approved. The board then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, including the resignation of Brian Matt Glover as certified driver trainer.

Those in attendance at Monday evening’s meeting included: Linda Hoover, Larry Thomas, Jimmy Wyatt, Ralph “Doc” Boone, Ken Hunt, and Superintendent of Schools Robin Daquilante, as well as D. Luke Furbee.

The next scheduled meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education is slated for August 1 at 7 p.m. at the board office, located on the campus of Tyler Consolidated High School.