BOE receives priority list for the county's CEFP
Alice Irvine, Associate Superintendent for Operations and Treasurer, shared the priority list for projects included in the 2010-2020 Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan (CEFP) drafted by Williamson Shriver Architects Inc. with board members at the meeting Monday night.
The list is a compilation of upgrades and additions for the five county schools. Irvine explained that the order of the projects can be changed at any time, and the firm chose the order according to needs mentioned at CEFP meetings earlier this year.
Board members asked Irvine to provide a copy of the list to members of the CEFP committee as well as the principals and teachers before sending their approval to the architectural firm.
Superintendent Dr. J. Patrick Law presented a plaque of appreciation to Snowshoe Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock for the years of service and support Snowshoe has given to the school system.
"One of the real blessings to this community for many years now and particularly to our students, has been our association with Snowshoe," Law said.
"We love our relationship with the board and look forward to doing even more," Rock said, in appreciation of the recognition.
Law also had a plaque for Robin Mutscheller for her assistance in maintaining the beauty of the Greenbrier River Trail behind the board office. Mutscheller's husband, John, accepted the plaque on her behalf.
Board member Ruth Taylor informed board members that she attended a meeting with first lady Gayle Manchin, who spoke about utilizing fresh and organic foods in the school system. She said Manchin has contacted First Lady Michelle Obama and Food Revolution's Jamie Oliver to expand Oliver's program to all parts of West Virginia.
Taylor said she hopes Pocahontas County Schools can begin using farm fresh foods and establish student gardens at the schools to educate students on the importance of healthy eating.
In financial management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $22,427.50.
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $78,077.90.
In personnel management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Medical leave of absence of Cynthia E. L. Shreve as teacher at Marlinton Middle School, effective after earned sick leave has been exhausted, around August 25, 2010, through October 6, 2010, or until a doctor's release is received.
In miscellaneous management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Travel requests for June 7, 2010.
ﾕ To purchase two 77-passenger Blue Bird buses from Blue Bird Bus Sales of West Virginia at a cost of $89,435 each for a total cost not to exceed $178,870.
ﾕ The Pocahontas County Schools Service Personnel Staff Development schedule for 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ The Pocahontas County Schools Professional Personnel Staff Development schedule for 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Request of Nadine Kellison for her three in-county students to attend school in Greenbrier County, effective for the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ To participate in the RESA IV sponsored math and science summer school for students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School from June 14, 2010 through June 25, 2010 (excluding June 21). This program is an extension of the RESA IV After School Program held during the regular school term.