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Board Hires Woodward
As School Superintendent
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The Calhoun County board of education hired Timothy L. Woodward as superintendent of schools at its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Monday.

Voting in favor were council members Faye Barnhart, Cynthia Dale, Steve Whited and Mike Wilson. Opposed was Larry Harris.

Woodward will have two separate contracts. One is for May 27, 2014 to July 2014, and the other is from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016. His salary is $80,000 yearly.

The board went into executive session from 6:31 to 7:05 p.m. for an expulsion hearing.

When the board reconvened, it held employee personnel transfer hearings for Angela Ferrell and Richard Trites from 7:05 to 7:41.

Marlan Zwoll, manager of transportation/maintenance, said that there are still some items that need to be removed from the old Arnoldsburg Elementary School. All utilities are shut off, except electricity.

He also said that the new AES is working through some wiring issues that are being ad-dressed, as are camera upgrades.

Under school safety reports, Zwoll said that there are discussions about locker rooms being another lock down system for CM/HS and they are looking into rear entrance exits for all students, instead of using the front entrances.

The board approved a letter supporting Cabot Recycling Station for a grant proposal for recycling bins and carts for all county schools.

Memorandum agreements for WVU Extension Service and Minnie Hamilton Health System were approved. Board president Steve Whited recused himself from the MHHS vote, and did so again under personnel items in the transfer of Jan Whited.

Other items of new business and personnel were approved, as listed in last week’s agenda that was published in the Chronicle.

Under board concerns, Barnhart said that there are a lot of financial issues that are going to be looked into.

Harris asked about the funding of cleaning supplies for custodians. Marlan Zwoll said that when a request is made, the issue is addressed.

Dan Minney, director of finance, said that there is a fine due to the Dept. of Environ-mental Protection for $14,000 that will be paid over a two-year period. The fine is a result of waste water problems.

Whited praised Mason Siwicki for placing second at the state Social Studies Fair. He also asked about being better educated on travel expenses.

The meeting adjourned at 9:32 p.m.


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