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Librarians ask BOE for continued financial support

By Staff | Mar 6, 2013

During the March 4 meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education, Roseanne Eastham and Heather Weekly from the Sistersville and Middlebourne Public Libraries asked for the board’s continued financial support.

“In these hard economic times, the libraries provide people with a low-cost way to learn and entertain themselves,” said Eastham. She went on to say, “If funding were increased, we would provide more services for the youth of the county and prepare them to take the county to the future.”

While both libraries receive over $17,000 in funding through state grants and aide, they are required to match half of that figure in tax based funding through the board, the county and their towns. This money helps to cover salaries and any operating expenses of the libraries.

“We really, really need you to continue supporting us or we wouldn’t be there without your help,” said Weekley

Under personnel, Ed Underwood and Beth Andexler were approved as After School Activities Supervisors which will become effective immediately. Sharon L. Thomas will resign as Substitute Secretary, also become effective immediately.

Duane Dober announced his recommendation for a personnel realignment for the 2013-2014 school year. Least Senior Cook Lisa Bowen will be transferred from TCMS/TCHS to the subsequent assignment list.

The board approved the following requests:

Joyce Hagerty, National Junior Honor Society Advisor, requests permission for National Junior Honor Society students to travel to the Sistersville Nursing Home on March 17. Transportation will be provided by parents.

Merritt Grimes, SES Teacher, requests permission for the third and fourth grade classes to travel to the Clay Center in Charleston on April 19 with buses for transportation.

Rebecca Thomas, SES Teacher, requests permission for the fourth grade class to travel to the Sistersville Center on March 11.

Connie Stewart, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, requests permission to take five FCCLA members to the State FCCLA Conference at Cedar Lakes on March 18 and March 19.

Joberta White requests permission to use the Sistersville Elementary School gym, cafeteria, music room and restrooms to hold the WV Oil and Gas Festival Queens Pageant on Aug. 10.

Robert Allen requests a professional day on March 11 to attend a meeting with the Bureau for Public Health’s Division of Tobacco Prevention in Charleston to determine the future of RAZE.

In other business, the board approved TCHS Varsity and JV Football schedules for 2013, paid the bills, and approved the minutes for the Feb. 18 regular meeting and the Feb. 25 special meeting.

At the conclusion of the meeting the board entered into executive session to discuss property or contractual matters. No action was taken.

The next meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education will be on March 18 at the Tyler County Board of Education Office located inside the Tyler Consolidated High School at 7:30 p.m.