BOE approves CEFP with stipulations
Bill Ratcliffe of Williamson Shriver Architects, Inc. presented the board of education with the completed Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan (CEFP) Monday night.
Creation of the CEFP began in the winter of 2009 and was due to the School Building Authority in late July.
Although the CEFP was completed in time for submission, board members did not receive a copy of the finished plan until August 6, two weeks after it was sent to the SBA.
"The thing that upsets me over this is, we are under a strain," board president Kenneth Vance said. "I received this Friday and that's when I was at the board office and they had a copy. I feel someone was dragging their feet."
Ratcliffe explained that the plan is a living document and changes can be submitted at any time to the SBA once the CEFP is approved.
Several mistakes were found in the document including an item stating Pocahontas County High School uses fuel oil for heating, windows being replaced in the PCHS facility in a year before the building was built and a 'g' in Marlinton.
The board informed Ratcliffe that corrections will be submitted to him and told him to take the plan to each school for the principals to review.
The board approved the Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan with corrections done by August 16. Final payment to Williamson Shriver Architects Inc. will be held until corrections are made to the board's satisfaction.
The total cost of the CEFP is $44,000.
In other updates:
ﾕ Thomas Plumley requested the board consider a paid position for the golf coach at PCHS. The coaching position has been on a volunteer basis since the inception of the golf team. Plumley said he thought it seemed fair to hire a coach with a comparable salary to surrounding counties.
The board told Plumley it will put the position on the next board meeting agenda for discussion and approval.
ﾕ Director of Federal Programs and Instruction Terrence Beam updated the board on the early age entry policy. He explained that the policy is outdated and will be easy to bring up-to-date. Beam contacted several other counties for information on their policies to assist with updating the information. Pocahontas County Schools is currently accepting early age entry students without any testing prior to acceptance.
ﾕ Superintendent C.C. Lester shared news that all Pocahontas County Schools met AYP. He added that he will meet with principals to discuss revamping the Respect and Protect program.
ﾕ Board member Leslie Cain informed the board that the Spanish club will sell lunch August 19 at PCHS during the personnel training. She added that the football team Meet and Greet pig roast will be August 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In personnel management, the board approved the following effective for the 2010-11 school year:
ﾕ Creation of position of classroom aide/bus aide, early childhood education, at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School. Term of employment is 200 days. The position is due to an increase in enrollment.
ﾕ Employment of Kelli M. Hickson as teacher of multi-subjects, grades one through five, half-time, at Hillsboro Elementary School. Term of employment is 200 one-half days.
ﾕ Requested transfer of Pamela B. McCurdy from teacher of multi-subjects at Hillsboro Elementary School to teacher of multi-subjects, third grade, at Marlinton Elementary School.
ﾕ Resignation of Michael A. DiPasquale as teacher, head baseball coach, assistant boys basketball coach and soccer athletic coordinator at Pocahontas County High School, retroactive to the end of the day on July 19, 2010.
ﾕ Employment of Leah M. Shinaberry as teacher of mathematics at Pocahontas County High School. Term of employment is 200 days.
ﾕ Employment of Kimberly Coleman as cheerleader coach for football and basketball seasons at Pocahontas County High School, effective for the 2010-2011 seasons at a supplement of $1,500. Position pending on sufficient number of players to make a team.
ﾕ Employment of Susan A. Borror, Christine J. Campbell, Jessica H. Dean, Diane E. Hoover, Samantha McClure and Rosanne T. Zeni as teachers of homebound/hospitaized students for Pocahontas County Schools, effective August 23, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, as needed at $20 per hour.
ﾕ Creation of position of Technology Coordinator for Pocahontas County Schools, effective September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, as needed for 150 hours at $20 per hour.
ﾕ Creation of position of Student Interventionist for Pocahontas County Schools, effective September 15, 2010 through May 6, 2011, 10 hours per week, as needed, at $20 per hour not to exceed $7,000 for each individual. One position each for Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, Marlinton Middle School and Pocahontas County High School.
ﾕ Removal from substitute list of the following, from the substitute service personnel lists, due to Board Policy GCC-C, effective for the 2010-2011 school year: Selina C. Gay, Aide; Phillip A. Gibson, School Bus Operator; Amanda J. Hicks, Aide, Cook; Susan R. Morrison, Aide, Cook; and Julia L. Williams, Aide.
ﾕ Employment of Gary C. Beverage and Nancy T. Martin as technology repair supervisors for Pocahontas County Schools, retroactive to July 1, 2010, through August 20, 2010, at $20 per hour not to exceed $1,000 for each individual.
ﾕ Employment of Janet L. Cole, Diane R. Hoover, Michael F. Hudson, Debora J. Johnson, Carolyn Pennington and Heather D. Simmons as substitute aides for Pocahontas County Schools, effective for the 2010-2011 school year, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of the following as substitute school bus operators for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed: Freddie L. Greer, Mark W. Mengele, Daryl A. Shinaberry and Adam R. Taylor. Emergency use only: Daniel E. Arbogast II, Patrick D. Gibson and Darin W. McKenney.
ﾕ Employment of the following as substitute cooks for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed: Lois Ann Beverage, Sarah J. Hedrick, Valerie H. Lambert and Heather D. Simmons. Emergency use only: Sabrina J. Jordan.
ﾕ Employment of C. Loy Burgess, Sarah J. Hedrick, Roger D. Irvine, Sandra K. Perdue, Heather D. Simmons and Gary B. Taylor as substitute custodians for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of Gregory L. Irvine and Roger D. Irvine as substitute maintenance for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of Gregory L. Irvine as substitute mechanic for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of Kristine L. Kinnison, Vicki L. Rose and Brenda F. Williams as substitute secretaries/accountants for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of the following as substitute teachers for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed: Daniel E. Arbogast II, Michelle L. Arbogast, Margaret L. Baker, Delmos F. Barb, Teresa W. Barb, Matthew M. Barkley, Susan A. Borror, McArthur L. Buzzard, Jr., Mary P.Dawson, Ellen D. Fortney, Karen G. Friel, Kelli M. Hickson, Edward R. Hill, Diane E. Hoover, Wanda L. Hrabina, Michael F. Hudson, Janet R. Hunt, Allen R. Johnson, Debora Johnson, Cheryl R. Jonese, Jan R. Jonese, Norris F. Long, Jennifer L. McCarty, Samantha J. McClure, Kathleen V. McGee, Freda P. McKean, Susan S. Miller, Rebecca A. O'Brien, Susan G. Peck, Brittany Propst, Christine Rebinski, Lucy M. Rittenhouse, Rhonda L. Rose, Sheila V. Rose, Jack M. Sanders, Jr. Elaine J. Sheets, Sharla G. Sherman, Joshua D. Shinaberry, Jean Srodes, Louise M. Starke, Dorothy E. Sutton, Rebecca A. Taylor, Sharon O. Vance, Linda H. VanReenen, Timothy W. VanReenen, Jennifer Whiteis, Julia Williams and LyAnn B. Zelinsky.
ﾕ Permission to Superintendent of Schools to fill vacancies prior to the opening of the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Change in supplement of mentor supplement from $300 per semester to $500 per semester per person mentored.
ﾕ Employment of Michael G. Burns and Charles W. Young as mentors for Pocahontas County Schools, as needed, at a supplement of $500 per semester per person mentored.
ﾕ Permission to pay teachers to attend the math training at Pocahontas County High School on August 17, 2010, at a stipend of $150. Meals and mileage not included.
ﾕ Creation of position of Itinerant Special Education Classroom Aide/Bus Aide, male position, for Pocahontas County Schools. Term of employment is 200 days. Assignment is Pocahontas County High School.
ﾕ Employment of Cindy Wade Price as custodian II at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School and Pocahontas County High School. Term of employment is 220 days. Night shift schedule to be determined by the principals.
In miscellaneous management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ File: KCB/LEBA, Parent Involvement Policy.
ﾕ Contract with Barnett Builders Construction Group, Inc. to remove and dispose of the 20,000 gallon diesel tank at the bus garage according to all DEP regulations at a cost not to exceed $6,840.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Leslie Goodall to provide occupational therapy services to students enrolled with Pocahontas County Schools who have an Individualized Education Program, effective August 23, 2010 through June 30, 2011, at a rate of $60 per hour not to exceed $15,000.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Joyce Brown to provide psychological and other evaluation services to students enrolled with Pocahontas County Schools, effective August 23, 2010 through June 30, 2011, at a rate of $200. per evaluation for either IQ or Achievement, $300 for a combination of IQ and Achievement Evaluations, $50 per behavior/adaptive evaluations and $60 per hour for consultation with the Board and school teams not to exceed $10,000.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and James J. Woodward to provide psychological and other evaluation services to students enrolled with Pocahontas County Schools, effective August 23, 2010 through June 30, 2011, at a rate of $150 per evaluation and $30 per hour for consultation with the Board and school teams not to exceed $2,000.
ﾕ Collaborative Preschool Memorandum of Understanding between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and the North Central West Virginia Community Action Associations, Inc./Head Start Program.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. to move the seniors from a classroom in the main building at Hillsboro Elementary School to a space in the cafeteria building known as the band room, effective August 10, 2010, through June 30, 2011, at a cost of $1 per year.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Katherine Snyder to provide robust instructional strategies based on assessment data at Marlinton Elementary School on August 18, 2010, at a stipend of $300.
ﾕ To utilize Phillips Supply and R.D. Wilson for custodial supplies based upon pricing and quality.
ﾕ Acceptance of quotes for the following: bakery products from Flowers Baking Company of West Virginia, Inc.; dairy products from Broughton Foods, LLC; food/food services supplies from US Foodservices of West Virginia; and diesel, gasoline and #2 heating oil from Woodford Oil Company.