Updated on Wednesday*:
The Calhoun County board of education met Monday, 6
p.m., at its Mt. Zion office.
Under delegations, Irona Yeager, Calhoun Middle School
Boosters president, suggested putting a stove in the concession stand.
The board had no objections.
The board went into executive session from 6:03 to 6:35
p.m. for an expulsion hearing. Superintendent Roger Propst recommended
that student 2009-10/01 be expelled for 45 days. The student can attend
the Alternative Learning Center at the Career Center, and must present a
negative drug test before returning to school.
Frank Tetrick said that construction workers at Pleasant
Hill School will work evening shifts to complete the project. The
upstairs bathrooms are functional. Dan Hill Construction reported that
its work should be completed by Oct. 31.
Propst said he spoke with an employee at the health
department in Parkersburg, and it is offering to come and vaccinate
students for the H1N1 virus, with parent’s permission. The school system
will publicize the date and time.
The board went into executive session from 6:55 to 7:27
to discuss board-superintendent relations.
The following new business was approved:
--Volunteer agreements, Betty Ellison, Lorie Bailey,
Sharon “Suzanne” Allen, Sabreina Badgett, Kathryn Holbert, Arnoldsburg;
Irona Yeager, Geneva Nicholson, Pleasant Hill; Donna Lagrone, Angela
Jones, Danielle Stevens, Emma Richards, Norma Collins, Maxine Lane,
April Falls, Sheila Falls, CM/HS.
--Student transfers, parent Jackie Grose, for grades
12th and 4th, and parent Betty Martin, PK (Calhoun to Clay); parent Lori
Hamric Cottrell, 7th and 5th, and parent Amy Waggoner, K (Calhoun to
--Home school requests, parent Lynnita Gregory, 5th;
parent Elizabeth Jones, 1st; parent Susan Newell, 2nd; parent Rosanne
--Early dismissals, Bridget Carter, Russell Butler.
--Awarding of bid for Arnoldsburg roof replacement,
Sutter Roofing & Metal Co., Inc., $39,170.
Personnel items approved:
--Employment, Kelli Sampson, special education teacher, AES; Amanda Morris, data coach interventionist, PHS;
Melissa Nelson Moore, special education teacher,
AES; Rachel Meeks, elementary teacher, CM/ HS; Amy
Fitzwater, mentor for math teacher, CM/HS; Timothy Davis, mentor for 1/2
time health teacher, CM/HS; Terry Jones, Linda Jarvis, mentors for
science teacher, CM/HS;
Connie Summers, mentor for special education teacher, AES; Lori Parsons, mentor for data coach
interventionist, PHS; Andy Bremar, mentor for special education teacher,
CM/HS; Kristie Ritchie, Heads Up site coordinator/teacher, PHS; Janice
Westfall, Heads Up site coordinator/teacher,
AES; Scottie Westfall, Tammey Webb, Heads Up
instructors, AES; Melissa
Moore, Heads Up instructor/site coordinator,
Scott Golinsky, John Bugby, Kristen Stewart, Carol Dye,
Heads Up instructors, PHS; Jacob McCumbers, Heads Up instructor, PHS and AES; Melba Jean Miller, site/tutor coordinator,
CM/HS; Jo Lynn Wilson, advisor, student council, CM/ HS; Norma Randall,
advisor, honors-academics, CM/HS; Donald Poage, advisor, Future Farmers
of America, CM/HS; Richard Metheney, multi-classified bus
operator/custodian, Bus #8; Jim Morgan, 5th grade mentor, CM/HS.
--Voluntary transfers, Billy Queen, Paula Boggs,
elementary teachers, AES;
Lori Parsons, reading specialist, PHS; Timothy Whipkey, bus operator to
Bus #2; Robert Lewis, bus operator to Bus #10; Mathew Taylor, bus
operator/custodian to Bus #6.
--Substitute teachers, Ryan Gainer, Beverly Morford,
Bridgette Harper, April Dawson.
--Resignations, professionals, Bobbi Bell.
--Retirement, Clyde Knotts.
--Prior service credit, Angela Ferrell, 10 years.
--Transportation request, Indianapolis, Ind., National FFA Convention, Oct. 21-23, Donald Poage (private
Under board concerns, Lee Evans said that the
Educational Alliance is providing a grant for five counties that have
had a high dropout rate. It was indicated that in their studies that
teachers can zero in on students that can be at risk as early as third
grade. If the school system uses $10,000, then the grant will match the
Cynthia Dale asked for updated flow charts and current
handbooks for each school from the superintendent.
The superintendent read a letter addressed to CHS principal Karen Kirby from the State board of
education office. It stated that CM/HS has received full accreditation
status. The letter read, “You (Karen Kirby) have provided the leadership
necessary to move forward. We want to especially acknowledge the
teachers at CM/HS, who recommended the fine programs and services
observed by the education performance audit team. We extend our best
wishes for continued success.”
The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. The next regular
meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., at the board of education
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