BOE discuss HES Needs Project
Associate Superintendent for Operations and Treasurer Alice Irvine reported on the Hillsboro Elementary School Needs Project at the board of education meeting Tuesday night.
Irvine is working on a new Needs Project to submit to the School Building Authority for the cafeteria project a HES.
"What I have included is the additional square footage to connect the two buildings, which is approximately 4,000 square feet, new furnishings for the kitchen, like a new range, and also any infrastructure we need to make the equipment work," she said.
Irvine explained that she will get an estimate for the project from Williamson Shriver Architects, Inc. but the board does not have to use that architectural firm for the project if they receive the money.
Irvine reported on the intercom system, another project at HES.
"I requested a quote on the intercom system September 17 from Frontier and I haven't received anything from them," she said. "I did send out written correspondence to them and also to the company in Roanoke, Virginia, that put in the magnetic door opening locks. That company will have a quote to us this week."
Irvine added that the Safe Schools money could be put toward the intercom system. Board members said HES needs a new intercom system as soon as possible.
In other updates:
ﾕ Superintendent C.C. Lester recognized Marlinton Elementary School for their success in the code red lockdown last week. West Virginia State Police came into the school and had a lockdown with the students and staff to test the safety of the school. Lester said the police were very complimentary of the school and were pleased with the status of the school.
Lockdowns took place at all the schools in the county and MES was the only one that did not have safety issues.
ﾕ Student representative Nathan Hamons reported that Pocahontas County High School sports teams are having a great season and the junior varsity football team is currently undefeated.
Hamons added that student council ordered t-shirts with the slogan "Leading by Example." The council will send a shirt to Channel One, the student based news channel the students watch every morning. Hamons said that the anchor will wear the shirt on-air to help promote PCHS. Student council will also have a trash clean-up on the football field this week.
In financial management, the board approved:
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $16,868.71.
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $69,186.64.
In personnel management, the board approved:
ﾕ Creation of position, teacher of multi-subjects, Grade 1, at Marlinton Elementary School, effective October 27, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Creation of position, classroom aide/bus aide, temporary assignment at Marlinton Elementary School, effective November 10, 2010, until determination of placement or until the end of the school year.
ﾕ Employment of M. Susan Arbogast and Katherine LaFleur as teachers for the after-school program at Marlinton Elementary School, effective October 13, 2010 through April 22, 2011, at $20 per hour, as needed, three days per week, two hours per day for up to 27 weeks.
ﾕ Employment of Lauren Brooke Dickenson as head girls basketball coach for sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Marlinton Middle School, effective for the 2010-2011 season, at a supplement of $1,500. Position pending on sufficient number of players to make a team.
ﾕ Employment of Patrick D. Gibson as Senior Mentorship Coordinator at Pocahontas County High School, effective November 10, 2010, until determination of placement or until the end of the school year.
ﾕ Employment of Adam R. Taylor as school bus operator for Pocahontas County Schools with the bus run beginning in Dry Branch.
ﾕ Employment of Carol B. Alderman as substitute teacher, effective December 1, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of Robert Patterson as substitute aide for Pocahontas County Schools, effective October 13, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, as needed.
ﾕ Employment of Susan A. Borror as Homeless Liaison, effective October 18, 2010 through May 27, 2011, at $20 per hour, 10 hours per week, not to exceed $5,800.
In miscellaneous management, the board approved:
ﾕ Travel requests for October 12.
ﾕ Volunteers/chaperones list for Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective for the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Volunteers/chaperones list for Hillsboro Elementary School, effective for the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Volunteers/chaperones list for Marlinton Elementary School, effective for the 2010-2011 school year.
ﾕ Volunteers/chaperones list for Marlinton Middle School, effective for the 2010-2011 school year, excluding the AmeriCorps volunteers. The board decided the AmeriCorps volunteers will be on the next agenda to be approved for all county schools.
ﾕ Volunteers/chaperones list for Pocahontas County High School, effective for the 2010-2011 schoolﾠ year.