School board recognizes history bowl team

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The Hampshire County Board of Education held a regular meeting on Monday, June 3, at the central office.

All board members were in attendance.

Board members approved the agenda.

I. Appearances:

There were no appearances.

II. Opening of bids:

Board members opened bids for a walk-in freezer. (Calculations and a recommendation will be brought back to board members at their next regular meeting.)

III. Presentations:

A. Ruth Rowan, House of Delegates, recognized the following students for their achievement in the History Bowl: Abigail Nester,  Colin Graham, Caleb Nelson, Justin Bruchey, Kamden Ludwig, John Mayfield, Trace Kesner, Alex Kimble and Gage Stump.

B. Brenda Omps, Chrysalis Learning Center teacher, gave the end-of-year report.

IV. Highlight:

Heather Wolford, Romney Middle School student, achieved 1st place in the Young Writer’s contest.

V. Approval of board minutes:

Board members approved the May 30, 2013, board of education minutes.

VI. Consent agenda items:

Board members approved the following consent agenda item for schools:

One fundraiser request: John J. Cornwell Elementary: PTO: dinner/raffle

Board members approved the following consent agenda items for finance:

A. Bills to be paid.

B. Budget revisions.

Board members approved the following consent agenda items for personnel:

1. Transfer Erica Kimble to grade 3 teacher at Romney Elementary.

Re-employ Janel Bowers as a grade 1 teacher at Capon Bridge Elementary.

2. Resignations of professional personnel:

Jessica Wysopal, science teacher at Hampshire High School.

Lacey Wallace, itinerant music teacher at John J. Cornwell Elementary, Springfield-Green Spring Elementary and Slanesville Elementary.

Melissa Bayer, math teacher at Hampshire High.

3. Transfer and employment of service personnel:

Transfer Mark Shanholtz to custodian II at Hampshire High.

Remove from the transfer list and reassign Nancy Lee as an itinerant classroom aide/transportation aide at Hampshire High.

Remove from the transfer list and reassign Linda Gaither as an itinerant classroom aide/transportation aide/autism mentor at Capon Bridge Middle.

Transfer Sherrie Miller to itinerant classroom aide/transportation aide/autism mentor at Capon Bridge Elementary.

Remove from the transfer list and reassign Kimberly Lee as a kindergarten aide/transportation aide at Capon Bridge Elementary.

Transfer Amanda Kesner to custodian II at Romney Middle.

Transfer Tamara Elliott to custodian IV/cook II at Springfield-Green Spring Elementary.

Re-employ Carol Powell as an itinerant classroom aide/LPN at Augusta Elementary.

Remove from the transfer list and reassign Rebecca Roderick as an itinerant classroom aide/transportation aide at John J. Cornwell Elementary.

Transfer Troy Shanholtz to school bus operator for Route HH7.

4. Retirement of service personnel:

Barry Pownall, custodian IV at Capon Bridge Middle School.

5. Employment of extra curricular personnel:

Employ Jenny Carson as a homebound teacher (countywide).

Employ Jenny Carson as an after-school program tutor at the Romney Shelter.

6. Posting:

Permission to post for an itinerant classroom aide/transportation aide for the pre-kindergarten/special needs class at Slanesville Elementary.

Permission to post for a grade 6 teacher at Romney Middle due to increased enrollment.

Permission to post for a kindergarten aide/transportation aide at Slanesville Elementary due to increased enrollment.

VII. Non-consent items:

A. Board members approved the following revised policies:

0130 – Functions, 2260 – Non-Discrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity, 5830 – Student Fundraising, 6423 – Use of Credit and Purchasing Cards, 6550 – Travel Payment and Reimbursement, 6621 – Change Fund, 8402 – Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools, and 8462 – Student Abuse and Neglect.

B. Board members approved the first reading of the following new policies:

1422 – Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (Administration) and 2230.04 – Program of Study Intermediate Elementary Grades 3 – 4 (Program).

C. Board members awarded the custodial bid to Winans Sanitary Supply Company for $105,801.60.

D. Board members approved the extracurricular/extra duty salary schedule 4 – 1 (Mr. Hott voted no.)

VIII. Upcoming Hampshire County board meeting:

Monday, June 17, 2013, at 7 p.m., regular meeting. Location: central office.

President Mathias adjourned the meeting at 8:43 p.m.

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