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BOE Discusses Coronavirus School Closure

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

The meeting room at the Board of Education has recently been decorated with student artwork.

The Tyler County Board of Education met on March 6. The main topic of the meeting was the recent restrictions due to the Coronavirus and the precautions the school is taking to help prevent the spread, yet still help students.

The meeting was called to order and began with the approval of the previous minutes. Shortly after, Superintendent Shane Highley addressed the Board regarding the recent closures due to COVID-19. Highley stated Monday, March 16, went well as the first day of school closings.

Highley reported the cooks are preparing meals for the drivers to deliver to students’ homes. He estimated on the first day of the program, about 100 meals were delivered. These meals include lunch like students would receive at school, as well as breakfast for the following day.

“I think we’re making the best of it here in Tyler County, I mean, it’s a unique situation,” said Highley.

He stated at this time, the school will not be in session until at least the 27 of March, when it will be reevaluated by the Governor.

Jeff Davis presented the proposed levy rates for FY 2021 to the Board for approval. The budget revision requests were also presented and approved.

The junior varsity and varsity volleyball schedule was approved, as well.

A number of trip requests were presented to the Board for approval. The trip requests were approved pending schools being in session during the times they take place.

Tristin Boso submitted her resignation as the Middle School Cheer Coach. The item was quickly approved.

The meeting stood un-adjourned, in accordance with a WV Code. The meeting will stand un-adjourned and continue on to April 21, 2020.