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Board of Ed changes regular meeting time

By Staff | Nov 26, 2014

The Tyler County Board of Education voted on Nov. 17 to change their regular scheduled meeting time from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a trial basis for the winter months. The change will begin with the Dec. 1, meeting.

At Monday’s meeting the board went into executive session at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Bonnie Henthorn and a second by P.J. Wells regarding Student Control #11-5-14 under Item 3, as per the school laws of WV 6-9A-4,

“The disciplining, suspension or expulsion of any student in any public school or public college or university, unless such student requests an open meeting.” Upon returning from executive session at 8:17 p.m. Superintendent Robin Daquilante recommended a 365-day expulsion of a student. The board, on a motion from Jimmy Wyatt and second from Bonnie Henthorn, approved the recommendation by unanimous vote.

Under staff reports: The monthly attendance report of Melinda Walton showed Tyler County Schools are now only down by seven students compared to last year.

Also, the board approved the Tyler Consolidated Middle School 2014-15 wrestling schedule.

The following requests were approved:

Krista DeVaughn, Sistersville Elementary School Principal, to take the student body in grades kindergarten through fifth to Tyler Consolidated High School on Dec. 5 for the band and choir Christmas concert, with buses for transportation.

Maggie Fisher to take four members of the Archery Club to SES on Nov. 20, with transportation to be provided by Fisher.

Charles and Ashley Moore for their children, Cole Moore and Luke Moore, to cross county lines in order to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, pending approval from Wetzel County Board of Education.

A retirement for Greg Goodfellow, English teacher, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, was approved, effective July 12, 2015.

Approval was given for the resignation of Tab J. Mathis from his position as Principal of TCMS effective Dec. 1, so he can accept employment with Lincoln County Schools and with the condition a replacement is found for him in Tyler County.

The resignation of Ben Thomas as TCMS girls basketball coach was approved and he was then hired as assistant girls basketball coach at TCHS effective Nov. 18.

The board also approved the reading of the minutes from the Nov. 3 meeting and allowed and authorized the payment of bills.

The board approved a motion at 8:35 p.m. to enter into another executive session under Item 2, as per the School Laws of WV 6-9A-4, “The appointment, employment, retirement, promotion, demotion, disciplining, resignation, discharge, dismissal or compensation of any public officer or employee, or other personnel matters, or for the purpose of conducting a hearing on a complaint against a public officer or employee, unless such public officer or employee requests an open meeting”. No action was taken on the matter after they came out of executive session at 8:50 p.m.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Tyler County Board of Education Office located on Dodd Street in Middlebourne.