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Tyler BOE Deals With Snow Days

By Staff | Jan 17, 2018

Photo by Chad Turner Tyler County students were recently sent home with a memo regarding snow days. Tyler County Schools has already used all of its Accrued Instructional Time.

At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education, Tyler County Schools Superintendent Robin Daquilante told board members that a memo regarding snow days will be sent home with students.

The memo states that the W.Va. Department of Education recently revised the School Calendar Policy 3324 to include Accrued Instructional Time – the number of instructional minutes that students have in class each day that is beyond what is required. This time may be used to recover time lost due to late arrivals, early dismissals and closures. The board has five of those days to use. All five of those days have now been used.

Additionally, the policy grants five non-traditional instruction days, which is similar to what was formerly known as snow packets. On these days, students have work to be completed. The work is due on the third day after students have been out for weather. None of these days have been used at this time. Students have five more school days that can still be missed before the days will begin to affect spring break or summer.

The board has approved the following requests:

Trip Requests:

Bryce Negie will take the middle and high school choir students to the WVACDA All State Conference Jan 25-27. The board will pay for room and van rentals for this trip;

Ashley Moore will take TCMS students to attend the TSA Spring Conference at Cedar Lakes March 21-24. The students along with the TSA club will pay for all expenses. Moore will receive leave to serve as a chaperone;

Matt Jennings will take select students from the TCMS/TCHS band programs to the Region VI Solo and Ensemble Festival at West Liberty University, by bus, Jan. 27;

Amanda Kimble will take 28 students to the 2018 Regional Math Field Day Competition, by bus, March 6 at Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg. The following teachers will receive professional leave: Stefanie Suter, Megan Campbell, Carla Wells, Debbie Miller, Brenda Matthews, Jill Wagner, Grace Grover and David Tucker.

Other Requests:

Matt and Ashley Moore’s sons, Cole and Luke, will continue to cross county lines to attend Tyler County Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, pending release from Wetzel County Schools;

Jack and Pam Stollings’ children, Nathan and Madison, will continue to cross county lines to attend Tyler County Schools for the 201-2019 school year pending release from Pleasants County Schools;

Donnie and Tawnya Rose’s daughter, Whitney Rose, will be released from Tyler County Schools to attend Paden City High School in Wetzel County for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year;

The Sistersville Police Department will use Tyler Consolidated for training Jan. 15 at a time to be determined by school officials.

The board approved the following personnel matters:


Kayla Shields as Substitute Bus Operator, countywide, effective immediately;

Christina Ferrell as Substitute Teacher, countywide, effective immediately;

Stan Dennis as Assistant Girls Softball Coach at TCHS, effective immediately;

Sam Lemasters as Itinerant Special Education Instructional Aide III and Autism Mentor at AIB, effective immediately.


Joseph Semple, Science Teacher at TCHS, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year;

Pam Delauder, Substitute Teacher, countywide, effective immediately.

Additional business approved by the board included:

The review of the following Tyler County policies: GAT Safety, KF Engaging Parents, Families, Students Businesses and Community in Education and GBL Lock-Out/Tag-Out Policy of Energy Isolating Devices;

The 2018 TCHS Football and the 2018 TCMS Track schedules;

The minutes of the Dec. 4 meeting and payment of the bills.

The next meeting is Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.