Board expels student for one calendar year
The Tyler County Board of Education voted unanimously April 7 to expel at student for 365 days.
The action came after a 24-minute executive session per the school laws of WV6-9A-4, regarding Student Control #3-27-15, “The disciplining, suspension, or expulsion of any student in any public school or public college or university, unless such student requests an open meeting.”
The motion to uphold the recommendation of the Superintendent for a student expulsion of 365 days was made by P.J. Wells and passed unanimously. No further information on student or infraction was made available.
Also during the meeting, the board heard positive news from Superintendent Robin Daquilante on the results of the Regional Social Studies Fair held at Parkersburg High School on March 20. She said many projects from Tyler County won awards at the Regional Level, ranging from first place to honorable mention. There were four first place winners from Tyler County, including four from Tyler Consolidated Middle School and three from A.I. Boreman Elementary School. All first place winners have the opportunity to represent Tyler County on April 24 at the State Social Studies Fair in Charleston.
Results from the TSA 2015 Spring Conference were announced. A total of 35 students from Tyler County competed at Cedar Lakes and 18 qualified to compete in the National Conference, which will take place at the end of June in Dallas, Texas. As an overall team, Tyler County also won Outstanding Chapter for the fourth year in a row. Daquilante said, “I would like to thank the entire faculty that has helped and supported the students while we were preparing for this trip.”
She also mentioned there were three Golden Horseshoe winners this year who will be honored in Charleston on May 1 and TCHS will have a participant in the State Math Field Day on April 18 in Athens, W.Va.
Under staff reports: Susan Boyles, director of curriculum, shared the 2014-2015 testing results for Tyler Consolidated High School Students taking the placement test from West Virginia University for College Algebra and Trig. She said 43 students took the test, including 31 juniors and 12 sophomores. From that group 27 students passed the entrance test-18 juniors and nine sophomores-and are eligible for the course.
Boyles said teachers feel that the district should stay with the following high school courses for the 2015-2016 school years: Math I; MathII; MathIII (Stem, LA, and Technical Math); Math IV; Transition Math for Seniors; AP Statistics; and AP Calculus.
Tyler County Schools Treasurer Jeff Davis presented the board with effects of the Affordable Care Act and the need for an Affordable Care Act Resolution. The board unanimously passed a motion in support of the resolution.
The board also unanimously passed 13 separate Tyler County policies which were up for review.
The following Tyler Consolidated High School athletic schedules were approved for 2015-16: Boys Basketball, Lady Knight Soccer, Knights Football, and Girls Basketball.
Trip requests were approved for Bob Allen, Raze advisor, to take the club to the Columbus Zoo on June 7, with bus for transportation. Allen and his wife will be chaperones; all costs of the trip will be covered by the group.
Natasha Robinson, WVU Tyler County Extension Agent, was approved for 14 4-H members to attend the WV Beef Expo at Jackson Mill in Weston, W.Va., on April 10. They were to accompany FFA members and chaperones on the Tyler County school bus.
Scott Wall was granted permission for his children, Braeden Reese Wall and Sloane Piper Wall, to cross county lines in order to attend Tyler County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, pending approval from Wetzel County Board of Education.
Ronald Cumberledge approved for his son, Braydan Cumberledge, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year and the 2015-16 school year, pending approval from the Doddridge County Board of Education.
Emma Olaru was approved for the Tyler County Prevention Coalition to use the old board of education office at Tyler Consolidated High School to hold a positive culture framework training program on April, 20.
Janet Wells, board of education secretary, was approved to use a maximum of 15 days of her earned, paid sick leave provide through the Family and Medical Leave Act, beginning on April 13.
The following resignations were approved:
Harley G. Stewart, bus operator. effective April 30.
Scott Wall, freshman assistant basketball coach, Tyler Consolidated High School, effective immediately.
Paden Morris, head wrestling coach, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, effective immediately.
Steven Blake, assistant wrestling coach, Tyler Consolidated High School. effective immediately.
Jon Amundson, substitute teacher, countywide, effective July 1.
Penny Burch, substitute teacher, countywide, effective July 1.
Jennifer Vogel, substitute teacher, countywide, effective July 1.
Rebecca Ankrom, substitute cook, countywide, effective July 1.
Jacob Myer, head basketball coach, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, effective immediately.
The following employments and transfers were approved: Ross Paden, as a substitute mechanic, effective April 8.
Mary Baker and Valerie Northcraft as substitute secretaries, countywide, effective April 9.
Paden Morris for the 2015-2016 school year as a Physical Science Teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School, effective July 1, 2015. (Morris returns to full-time status from the Preferred Recall List.)
Allana Paden for the 2015-2016 school year as a Multi-categorical and Autism Special Education Teacher at Tyler Consolidated Middle School. (Paden returns to full-time status from the Preferred Recall List.)
Abby Jo Robinson as the Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach for Tyler Consolidated High School for the 2015-2016 school year, effective July 1.
Stefanie Suter, as a first grade teacher at the Sistersville Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. (Suter returns to full time status from the Preferred Recall List.)
The board unanimously approved the payment of bills and the next regular meeting of the board was approved for April 21 at the Tyler County Board of Education Office located on Dodd Street in Middlebourne.