School board approves personnel items


Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com



POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Board of Education met this week, approving an agenda which consisted mainly of personnel matters.

Present at the meeting were school board members Jared Billings, Paul F. Sayre, Dale Shobe, Tom Nunnery, Greg D. Fowler and Superintendent Jack Cullen.

Approved were the following motions:

Accepted the resignation of Bridget Judy, 7-12 general science teacher, effective Aug. 1. Accepted the resignation of Ruthie Sheets, PE/Health Teacher, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, effective Aug. 17. Accepted the resignation of Amy Shriver, PE/Health Teacher, .5 Point Pleasant Intermediate School/.5 Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High School, effective Aug. 1. Accepted the resignation of Rachel Workman, Title I Teacher, Ashton Elementary, effective Sept. 9.

Approved Parental Leave for Danielle Gillispie, Professional Accountant, Central Office, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. Granted Parental Leave for Cara Richards, Hannan Jr/Sr High/Ashton Elementary, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. Approved FMLA for Iva Johnson, Teacher, New Haven Elementary, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. Approved FMLA for Janice New, Teacher, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. Approved FMLA for Marilyn Pierce, Teacher, New Haven Elementary, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave.

Approved the transfer of Nicole Soulsby, Special Education Teacher, Beale Elementary, to Pre-School Teacher, Beale Elementary, Job #201-269-P, effective Aug. 27, Special Education will be the funding source. Approved the transfer of Cara Richards, PE/Health Teacher, .5 Ashton Elementary/.5 Hannan Jr/Sr High, to PE/Health/Safety-Drivers’s ED, Hannan Jr/Sr High School, Job #501-629-P, effective Aug. 27, county will be the funding source. Approved the transfer of Richard Johnson, Electronic Technician to Technology System Specialist, Central Office Interant, Job #001-037-I, effective Aug. 27, county will be the funding source.

Approved the employment of Deborah Cottrill, Literacy Coordinator, Beale Elementary, Job #201-263-E, effective Aug. 27, Save the Children will be the funding source.

Approved the employment of the following as Substitute Teachers for the 2015/16 school year: Crystal Bellar, James Clayton, Judith Darst, Lora Euler, Kara Fetty, Tad Greathouse, Dottie Henderson, Bradlee Jordan, Stephanie Killingsworth, Milicent Kimbel, Thomas Layton, Glenn Long, Carol Martin, Tebaliah Martindale, Cindy Rawson, Ruthie Sheets, Jill Smith, Amber Stover, Danyal VanMeter, and Savannah Ward – county will be the funding source.

Accepted the resignation of Stephen Patterson, Substitute Custodian, effective June 30. Approved the transfer of John Cochran, Bus Operator, Route 2072, to Bus Operator, Route 153, Job #014-122-C, effective Aug. 27, county will be the funding source. Approved the transfer of Justin Wray, .5 Custodian, Leon Elementary, to Custodian Wahama Jr/Sr High School, Job #503-708-C, effective Aug. 27, county will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Linda Edmonds, Cook, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, Job #502-815-C, effective Aug. 27, county will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Susan Williamson, Assistant Literacy Aide, Beale Elementary, Job #201-264-E, effective Aug. 27, Save the Children will be the funding source.

Approved Betty Adkins, Carrie Burns, William Hamm, Karen Oldham, Charlotte Oshel, Douglas Sturgeon, Adam Watson, Cherry Weikle, and Valerie Wolford, as Homebound/Alternative Education Teachers on an as-needed basis, Central Office Itinerant, Job #001-045-E, effective 2015-16 school year, county will be the funding source.

Approved the employment of Debi Cottrill and Amilda Noll-Thompson, Title I Interventionist, Beale Elementary, Job #201-101-E, effective for the 2015-16 school year, Title I will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Carolyn Hesson, Title I Interventionist, New Haven Elementary, Job #210-101-E, effective for the 2015-16 school year, Title I will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Judith Camden, Title I Interventionist, Hannan Jr/Sr High, Job #501-502-E, effective 2015-16 school year, Title I will be the funding source.

Approved the employment of Carrie Burns, Wellness Coach, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, Job #001-800-E, effective Aug. 27, Child Nutrition will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Christana Long, Wellness Coach, Beale Elementary, Job #001-800-E, effective Aug. 27, Child Nutrition will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Robin Martin, Parent Coordinator, Leon Elementary, Job #206-102-E, effective Aug. 27, Title I will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Pamela Simpkins, Extended School Year Bus Operator, Job #001-026-SUM, retroactive to July 6-10, Special Education will be the funding source.

Approved the employment of Sydney Raike, Assistant Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, Job #502-143-S, effective for the 2015-16 school year, County will be the funding source. Approved the employment of Stacey Walton, Varsity Golf Coach, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, Job #502-136-S, effective for the 2015-16 school year, County will be the funding source. Approved the employment of John Arnott, Varsity Golf Coach, Wahama Jr/Sr High, Job #503-229-S, effective for the 2015-16 school year, County will be the funding source. Approve the employment of John Arnott, Jr High Golf Coach, Wahama Jr/Sr High, Job #503-230-S, effective for the 2015-16 school year, County will be the funding source.

Placement of Lindsey Graciak, a Marshall University student to do her student teaching in Mason County Schools for the 2015-16 fall semester.

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between Mason County Board of Education and the Mason County Library Board. Mason County schools will pay the sum of $10,000 for the use of the large meeting/classroom located on the Hannan Jr/Sr High School property. Mason County schools will provide custodial services and supplies. This agreement is for the 2015-16 school year.

Approved the ratification of orders issued, transfers, and supplements. Check numbers 90936 thru 91003, and Purchase Card check numbers 1431 thru 1447. Total Amount: $624,429.71.

Approved agreement between Mason County Board of Education and Pleasant Valley Hospital to provide Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High School, plus Elementary Feeder Schools, a Comprehensive Healthy Kids Program. More on this in an upcoming edition of the Point Pleasant Register.

Upcoming regular business meetings will be Sept. 8, Mason County Career Center/Hartley Building at 6 p.m.; Sept. 22, Mason County Career Center/Hartley Building at 6 p.m.

Beth Sergent

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