Gary Mitchell, Director of Facilities, provided the board with information regarding Beale Elementary.
“We are still trying to get material, including doors and windows,” Mitchell said. “It is going quite well.”
The director also said that all of the change orders have been approved and that Mrs. Brumfield, Principal of Beale Elementary, should be able to hold her open house at the end of October.
Roof damage to the elementary school remains a concern with Mitchell and the board.
“It is one of the biggest facility problems in the county,” Mitchell said. “The original roofing on the building should be replaced once funding is approved. A grant will be available in January.”
Mitchell also disclosed information pertaining to the athletic complex at Point Pleasant Junior Senior High School. According to Mitchell, Phase 1 will start this Saturday, depending on the weather. It includes putting down rubberized paving for the track that will surround the football field. Two crews will be working on this project. Once finished, a spray coating will be added, along with the lines.
Mitchell said he hopes fencing around the complex will be finished by Friday’s Homecoming game.
Other facility updates included the Hannan High School pressbox. Buffington Greenhouse has become a partner in helping the high school and volunteers finish this project.
“It’s a good partnership,” Capehart said.
A meeting will be held at 2 p.m. today to discuss all details that coincide with this project. The scoreboard for the football field is also being transported to the high school soon, with erection of the sign taking place by next summer.
A kiln, an oven to bake pottery, will soon find a home at HHS. This equipment was purchased through a bond that the county had passed. If the fire marshal approves, then the school will have a kiln for their art department. A possible location for the kiln is the Vocational Agriculture building on campus. A protection barrier will also need to be put in place and there are some stipulations for this project.
Members of the Mason County Vocational FFA also were present to receive special recognition from the board. These were members who placed in the State FFA Contests. Team winners included: Agronomy Team, 10th place in state, Kristen Hannon, Jordan McCarty, Anthony Linger and Cooper Wilson; Meats Evaluation, 8th place in state, Amanda Hannon, Leticia Paugh, Kyle Kidwell, and Josh Mattox; Agribusiness Management, 6th place in the state, Russell Kidwell, Wes Davis, and Jacob Gleason; 7th and 8th grade Agriscience, 3rd place in the state, Danielle Foglesong, Denver Thomas, Nick Templeton and Savannah Dorsey. Individual winners at the state level were Denver Thomas, 7th and 8th grade Agriscience 10th place individual, and Danielle Foglesong, 7th and 8th grade Agriscience 5th place individual and high scorer for the state in the Agricultural Mechanics Section.
Mrs. Ruth Caplinger, Director of the Mason County Career Center and Mr. Kidwell, helped in presenting the students their awards.
• In other facility reports, Mitchell gave the board a completion date of Oct. 30 for the middle school property sale.
• The Point Pleasant Junior Senior High School Band trip to Orlando, Fla., to visit Universal Studios was approved by the board members. Funding is provided by the PPJSHS Band Boosters.
• Employment of the following Substitute Teachers for Mason County School was also approved by the board on an as needed basis effective for the 2009-2010 school year. They are Brian Scott, Jamie Smith, Trenton Messick, Melissa Kincaid, Jennifer Stewart, Christine Williams, Denise Turner, Sarah Roush, Carla Donohue, Donna Barns, and Tamara Epling.
• Vicki Workman was approved as the New Haven Elementary School Assistant Principal, Central Office Itinerant. It became effective on Oct. 15, 2009 and the position will be effective for one year only.
• Hannan High School received approval from the board members to transfer Dr. Karen Oldham to Principal. She was the Assistant Principal during last years’ school year. Dr. Capehart commented that there is now “stability” at HHS.
In other business:
• The board approved of the high bid of $551,250 from Frank L. Athey, Jr., at the public auction on Oct. 8 for the Point Pleasant Middle School, gymnasium and athletic field.
• The board also approved volunteers for the following schools: Ashton Elementary, New Haven, Point Pleasant Intermediate, Point Pleasant Junior Senior High, Roosevelt Elementary, Wahama Junior Senior High School, Beale Elementary, Mason County Career Center, and Point Pleasant Primary.
Ashton Elementary: Donnetta Adams, Misty Adkins, Sarah Adkins, Stephanie Barker, Francis Blake, Mark Blake, Serena Booth, Maggie Cade, Terry Camp, Leighann Cochran, Chad Conrad, Myra Conrad, Shelly Crank, Regina Deweese, Kacy Duffer, Stephanie Durnell, Shelly Edmonds, Joyce Edmunds, Stephanie Ellis, Angelique Freeman, Dottie Gibbs, Jean Gill, Melinda Glenn, Mary Gould, Valerie Hannon, Melissa Haynes, Angela Holley, Barbara Holley, Glenva Hughes, Kelly Hughes, Tonya Jenkins, David Lloyd, Elizabeth London, Brenda Long, Freda Mayes, Tammy Mayes, Heather McCallister, Brenda McComas, Guyanna Meadows, Anita Nelson, April Nibert, Melanie Pearce, Kellie Poore, Angela Rhodes, Christina Robinson, Dianna Scarberry, Cindy Scarbrough, Ella Schultz, Aimee Stein, Brandy Stevens, Kristi Stover, Natalie Tarr, Tammy Taylor, Tammy Toney, Melissa Trippett, Stacy Wamsley, Belinda Weikle, Danielle Wilson, and Judy Woyan.
New Haven Elementary: Lynn Atkinson, Beth Baker, Stacy Bissell, Elaine Chandler, Crystal Dunham, Amber Fields, David Fields, Nikki Fields, Aaron Grate, Heidi Gray, Mary Gress, Ada Herdman, Robert Ingels, Angelique Johnson, Lee Johnson, Robert Johnson, Karen Jones, Amie Jordan, Sharon Kers, Joyce King, Becky Knight, Mary Beth Ohlinger, Brooke Pauley, Timothy Robinson, Andrea Roush, Christine Roush, Kacyndra Roush, Sheila Roush, Tena Roush, Tina Salyers, Vance Starkey, Danyal VanMeter, Deborah Wamsley, Elizabeth Warren, Courtney Weaver, Ann Wolfe, Mike Wolfe, Kevin Wright, and Cathy Zerkle.
Point Pleasant Intermediate: Delena Bennett, Faustina Bowen, Tammy Bright, Amanda Chappell, Amy Cicoff, Joy Dunn, Lori Eastman, Sandy Ferrell, Cheryl Fetty, Matilda Gleason, Lesley Hall, Courtney Jeffries, Bobby Jo Johnson, Lindsey Johnson, Melvin Johnson, Charlene Jones, Jody Jones, Brook Kapp, Stephanie Killingsworth, Teresa Krebs, Angela Lanier, Misty Leach, Annie Lear, Cliff Lear, Brooke Leonard, Stephen Littlepage, Amy Lloyd, Jessica Logan, Linda Long, Sheila Long, Lori Loomis, Ann Love, Ann Machir, Stephen Martin, Melissa McCarty, Connie McDermitt, Amy McFall, Debbie Mitchell, Ann Morgan, Tonda Morrison, Lisa Musgrave, Courtnie Norman, Tonia Nott, Tonda Nowlin, Jennifer Pagel, Cara Parsons, Amanda Patterson, Cora Pearson, Bonita Peters, Amy Peterson, Chella Price, Tina Rairden, Heidi Ralbusky, Meggan Randolph, Bridget Reymond, Holli Reynolds, Tammy Reynolds, Dana Richardson, Beverly Ridenour, John Roach, Traci Roach, Addie Roberts, Shawn Ross, Eugene Roub, Tammy Roub, Andrea Roush, Cassy Roush, Tracy Roush, Melanie Sang, Jill Scott, Casey Sears, Brandi Toles, and Isabelle Yoder.
Point Pleasant Junior Senior High: Michelle Davis, Blythe Powell, Jim Powell, Eddie Starcher, and Michelle Starcher.
Roosevelt Elementary: Brenda Adkins, Bridget Anthony, Diana Arnold, Colleen Arrington, Melissa Barnett, Mandy Barr, Carrol Bates, Lisa Bechtle, Karen Brown, Betty Campbell, Helen Carry, Timothy Click, Jami Cochran, Alicia Cook, Krista Cummings, Michelle Daniels, Jeannie Davis, Deron Deem, Melissa Deem, Keri Derenberger, Katherine Devault, Mark Devault, Teresa Devault, Melanie Deweese, Natasha Donohew, Julie Dotson, Matthew Dotson, Dana Durst, Randy Durst, Susan Durst, Melissa Fetty, Brandi Fisher, Ed Fisher, Barbara Freeman, Christa Furlong, Linda Gandee, Carmen Gerwig, Jamie Grimes, Dianna Grueser, Heather Harmon, Tony Harmon, Karra Hatfield, Cynthia Haught, Jennifer Hawkins, Vickie Herdman, Tammy Hill, Cathy Holcomb, Trina Howell, Virginia Hughes, Kenneth Hussell, Mary Johnson, Kelly Jordan, Mark Jordan, Elizabeth Kapp, James Kapp, Jeannie Keefer, Emma Kincaid, Carla King, Lisa King, Angie Kinnaird, Patricia Lambert, Paul Lambert, Jennifer Lane, Eddie Layton, Jane Layton, Lisa Leport, Brigette Longwell, Deana Marcum, Kara Martin, April Matherly, Betty Mayes, Crystal Mayes, Melissa Mayes, April McCoy, Brandy McCoy, Karen Meadows, Janna Michaels, Candace Miller, Lisa Moody, Abbie Parsons, Kristy Pearce, Amy Pinkerton, Jessica Porter, Kim Pridemore, Beverly Pursley, Mary Pyles, Denise Queen, Doris Queen, Amanda Rice, Clarence Rice, Jonna Rice, Patricia Rice, Patty Rice, Buffy Riffle, Charles Riffle, Shirley Riffle, Paige Rollins, Samantha Rollins, Bethany Roush, Phyllis Russell, Jaime Sang, Jessica Seagraves, Annette Smith, Christine Smith, Heather Smith, Deana Spaulding, Lisa Staats, Tammy Stephens, Mary Stewart, Quyen Tayengco, Reva Thompson, Shaea Tolliver, Amber Waggoner, and Jessica Wallace.
Wahama Junior Senior High: Corinna Barnitz, Ryan Bumgarner, Lisa Garner, Janel Harrison, Suzette Hicks, Samantha Hoffman, Etta Richardson, Benji Russell, Crystal Stamper, and Virginia Weaver.
Beale Elementary: Carol Belcher, Andrea Beller, Chantrel Birchfield, Diana Blain, Danny Bonecutter, Ronald Bonecutter, Tonya Bonecutter, Wilma Bright, Candi Burns, Robyn Bush, Gretchen Buttrick, Tiffany Canterbury, Amey Carr, Crystal Chapman, Kendra Chapman, Alisha Cunningham, Paul Darst, Norma Deweese, Terri DeWeese, Kimberly Dial, Debby Durst, Amy Flora, Jackie Freeman, Manuela Hall, Danetta Hatfield, Leah Hatfield, Lisa Henry, Charity Jarman, Melanie Kinniard, Rachel Lee, Rachel Lee, Stacy Litchfield, Brenda McComas, Pam Muncy, Alice Nibert, Vanessa Nibert, Amy Oliver, Icie Parsons, Gwyn Paul, Cherie Pearson, Bobbi Plants, Melanie Plants, Patsy Plantz, Richell Plantz, Rebecca Porter, Angie Queen, Candy Robinson, Lisa Roush, Caitlyn Runyon, Monica Sayre, Ella Schutlz, Cyndy Siders, Darlene Smith, Janice Smith, Tammy Smith, Mary Spencer, Amanda Stanley, Tera Stanley, Bridgette Topping, Charity Towe, Susan Vansickle, Alisha Warden, Corie White, Cindy Williams, Genia Williams, Kenneth Williams, Jean Williamson, Jessica Wood, Bridget Wright, and Lori Wright.
Mason County Career Center: Sonya Davis
Point Pleasant Primary: Jillian Alford, Jennifer Bailes, Nathaniel Bailes, Kary Barton, Andrea Bonecutter, Nicholle Brumfield, Jerry Casto, Cindy Chapman, Karli Cheesebrew, Joseph Cheesebrew, Angela Clendenin, Cassandra Columarn, Kimberly Corbin, Bill Cottrill, Marla Cottrill, Erika Claycraft, Eileen Dalton, Joy Dunn, Tamara Epling, Cheryl Fetty, Kala Fetty, Diane Foreman, Matilda Gleason, Marylin Higginbotham, John Hipes, Herschel Jeffrey, Kimberly Jeffrey, Jennifer Likens, Kourtney Long, Ben Loudin, Jessica Loudin, Charity Lyons, Diane Matteson, Gari Pearson, Heather Pearson, Bobbi Perry, Bonita Peters, Donna Pruitt, Heidi Ralbusky, Meggan Randolph, Kimberly Raymore, Charlotte Reed, Traci Roach, John Roach, Britney Roberts, Kari Ryer, Melanie Sang, Jessie Satterfield, Tonya Shobe, Rebecca Shrader, Jill Smith, Jessica Spires, Shawn Spurlock, Ann Staats, Stacie Stewart, Tessa Thomas, Caitlin Towner, Charles Towner, Linda Watson, Heather Wersell, Sheri Williams, Betsy Woods, and Heather Wood.
• Drivers for the 2009-2010 year were approved by the board as well. They include, Joyce Banks, Beverly Casto, Scott Cornell, Joann Cullen, Maria Eshenaur, Pamela Hay, Andrea Henderson, Dottie Jean Henderson, Rita Hill, Timothy Kidwell, Brenda Long, Clemit Long, Samuel Nibert, Timothy Nibert, Vanessa Nibert, Sharon Nunnery, Amilda Noll-Thompson, JoAnn Thomas, William Tibbetts, Tammy Westfall, and Michael Wolfe.