School bus damaged at bus garage
Associate Superintendent for Operations and Treasurer Alice Irvine informed the board of education Monday night that a school bus received extensive damage after someone collided with the parked bus near Hillsboro Elementary School.
Irvine said the bus garage at HES does not have a camera, so the motorist was not caught in the act, but the incident is being investigated by the Sheriffﾒs Department. The bus suffered damage to the door and step well.
In other updates:
ﾕ Superintendent C.C. Lester reported an upcoming staff picnic at Pocahontas County High School Friday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m. Board president Kenneth Vance suggested running buses from Green Bank, Marlinton and Hillsboro for the employees to ride instead of driving individually.
Lester added that the principalﾒs academy is August 1 and 2 at Mountain Quest. Irvine said the bus drivers luncheon will be June 9 at 11 a.m. at Ryderﾒs Restaurant.
In financial management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $8,568.89.
ﾕ Payment of vendor listing of claims in the amount of $65,321.22
In personnel management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Employment of Sandra K. Perdue as custodian II, extra summer help, at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, effective July 5 through August 2, as needed, for a total of fifteen days, not to exceed 120 hours.
ﾕ Creation of position itinerant teacher of special education/autism, half-time, for Pocahontas County Schools, assignment Hillsboro Elementary School, effective for the 2011-2012 school year. Term of employment is 200 one-half days.
ﾕ Creation of position orientation and mobility services for Pocahontas County Schools, at a rate of $80 per hour, not to exceed $14,000, effective July 12, 2011, through June 30, 2012.
In miscellaneous management, the board approved the following:
ﾕ Travel requests for June 6.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and JoAnne Persinger to attend the Summer Math Institute, June 13-17, at a rate of $150 per day for a total of $750.
ﾕ Contract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Jo Anne Persinger as math consultant for 30 days at $350 per day, not to exceed $10,500, effective September 2011 to January 2012.
ﾕContract between the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Career Solutions to provide community-based vocational education/school-to-work transitioning services and functional vocational evaluations/assessments for students with disabilities at a rate of $30 per hour not to exceed $20,000, effective August 1, 2011 to May 30, 2012.