Arthur I Boreman School Receives Upgrades
Tyler County Board of Education held their last meeting at Arthur I Boreman where they were given a tour of the building to observe some of the recent upgrades. The school recently got new floor tiles installed in some of the hallways. There are new sinks outside of the restrooms for the kids to wash up. There were also new dividers installed in the girls restroom. The band purchased new music chairs that are designed to give proper posture while playing instruments. Also, some new computer desks were purchased for the computer lab.
During the financial report, it was mentioned that Tyler County has had the best year ever for Tyler School history due to Marcellus Shale. These funds are not accessible yet but things are looking brighter for the future. It was also stated that the more money Tyler County makes locally, the less state funding they are eligible for.
It was explained that the special levy has been in place since 1949 with no increases or changes in the levy percentage wise. The purpose of the levy is to provide instructional supplies and material for the schools, such as textbook and computers, as well as helping the two public libraries in Tyler County.
It provides for repairs and maintenance for the school buildings. Without the excess levy, the work being performed in the schools would not be possible. It will also allow the school system to purchase an additional bus which will allow the buses to go into an 8 year cycle as opposed to a 12 year cycle. The levy will also allow Tyler County to offer competitive pay and benefits as incentive to keep teachers in the area. The levy will also allow the county to offer free breakfast and lunch to all Tyler County students. The levy will also assist with coaches salaries. The levy will generate $4,965,717.00 annually over the next five years. There is a misconception that since there is so much oil and gas activity that we do not need the extra levy which is not the case. It was stated that the levy guarantees that 100 percent of that money stays in Tyler County.
There are plans to go around Tyler Consolidated and begin replacing conventional light-bulbs with LED lights. The project will begin by replacing all of the exterior lights and the lights along the parking lots.
In other news, the following policies are under review: Tyler County Policy: IAD Experiential Learning and Tyler County Policy: BQ Public Participation in Board Meetings.
Tyler Consolidated Middle School 2017-18 Boys Basketball schedule and the Tyler Consolidated Middle School 2017-18 Girls Basketball schedules were approved.
The following requests have been approved:
Scott Wall requested that the students of Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School be permitted to attend the Harvest Festival at the Tyler County Fair Grounds on Friday, October 6, 2017. If permitted, the students will walk down to the grounds as their schedules permit.
Bryce Negie requested permission to take the Tyler Consolidated High School Chamber Choir to the Sistersville and New Martinsville Genesis Health Care Centers on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He also requests bus transportation.
Tracy Summers requested permission for the volleyball team to take a guided tour of Antietam National Battlefield on Friday, October 13, 2017, and for the students to be excused from school that day as an educational experience. They will be playing Hedgesville High School on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The team will be transported by Richard Summers, Tracy Summers, Melinda Walton, Suzette Miller and Krista DeVaughn.
Sarah Smith requested that the Tycon Knights Youth League be permitted to use the Tyler Consolidated Auditorium for the LKC Cheer Competition on Saturday, October 22, 2017. This request is in addition to the other areas that were approved at the April 3, 2017, Board meeting.
The Tyler County Commission along with the Tyler County Clerk’s Office requested the use of the Tyler County Board of Education Office as a permanent polling place for future elections.
Stefanie Suter requested FMLA leave.
The Board approved the following employments, transfers and rescissions.
Employ Jeffrey Wittmer as Student Council Advisor at Tyler Consolidated High School, effective immediately.
Employ Abby Robinson as Community Service Coordinator at Tyler Consolidated Middle School, effective immediately.
Employ Katrina Thomas as Kindergarten Teacher at Sistersville Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Amy Yost as Social Studies Fair Coordinator at Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Jacob Myer as Head Boys Track Coach at Tyler Consolidated High School, effective immediately.
Employ Adam Haywood as Assistant Boys Track Coach at Tyler Consolidated High School, effective immediately.
Employ Jan McCasky as Mentor Teacher for a Second-grade Teacher at Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Linda Yoho as Mentor Teacher for a Special Education Autism Teacher at Sistersville Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Jacqueline Long as Mentor Teacher for a Special Education Teacher at Sistersville Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Michelle Beagle as Mentor Teacher for a Pre-K Teacher at Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School, effective immediately.
Employ Seth Patterson as FBLA Advisor at Tyler Consolidated High School, effective immediately.
Employ Vance Ash as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Tyler Consolidated Middle School, effective immediately.
The next Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Sistersville Elementary School.