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Schools could dismiss in late-May

By Staff | Mar 7, 2012

Superintendent of Schools Robin Daquliante is pleased to announce, in consideration of the year’s mild winter weather, students will be enjoying an early dismissal at the upcoming end of the school calendar.

“Please keep in mind the schedule is subject to change in the event we find it necessary to close school for any inclement weather during the remainder of the school year, said Daquilante.

“By state law, Tyler County, and several other counties, are required to schedule eight make-up days in case of closings,” Daquilante continued.

“We have used only two out-of-school days this year. Therefore, Friday, March 2 will be counted as one make-up day, and Friday, March 16, will be counted as the second make-up day,” said Daquilante. “We will be moving the four remaining OS (out of school) days to the end of the calendar year.”

“This means, at the present time, the last day for students in the county to attend school is scheduled for Monday, May 21,” explained Daquilante. “We will keep parents informed of any changes through school memos.”

Out of school days were originally scheduled for March 2, 16, 23, 30, and May 4 and 21. These days have now been re-scheduled as in-school days.

“It was decided to schedule the remaining out of school days as in school days, so that students may enjoy the extra time off at the end of the year,” said Daquilante.

At Monday evening’s board of education meeting, Daquilante and members of the board approved athletic schedules for TCMS 2012 track as well as TCHS/TCMS 2012 volleyball.

Trip requests were approved for Matthew Jennings to take students to the WV Music Educator’s State Music Conference in Morgantown to participate in the WV All-State Children’s Chorus, March 15-16; Wayne Smith, to take TCMS Band to John Marshall High School for WV State Band Festival, April 20; Wayne Smith, approved to take TCHS High School band to the following: one student to WV All State Band in Morgantown, March 15-17, Jazz Band to Sistersville Elks, April 13, Concert Band to John Marshall HS to perform at WV State Band Festival, Jazz Band to Pittsburgh, to perform at Music in the Parks Festival; and Marching Band to Sistersville for the SHS Alumni Parade, May 26;

Clara Glover, permission to take selected TCHS choir members to the First Annual Fairmont University Invitational Choral Competition, March 23; and Brian Bailey, SES Choir Director, to take three students to WV All-State Children’s Chorus in Morgantown, March 15-16.

Personnel leave was granted to Lindsay Snider and Merrit Grimes, and resignations were accepted from the following:

Debra Price, substitute teacher countywide, effective July 1; Crystal Sutton, substitute teacher countywide, effective July 1; Rosanne Eastham, substitute teacher countywide, effective July 1; Matt Kinnard, Assistant boy’s soccer coach, TCHS, effective immediately; Cliff Warner, head girl’s soccer coach, TCHS, effective immediately; Megan Goddard, assistant girl’s soccer coach, TCHS, effective immediately; and Janet Cline, head volleyball coach, effective immediately.

The next meeting will be held March 19 at 7 p.m.