Suzanne Dickens, Interim Superintendent, recommended the board approve Agenda #9, and to review and discuss NEOLA Administrative Guidelines and Forms.
Sam Kalbaugh, Education Consultant for NEOLA, was present to discuss with Board members the Administrative Guidelines and Forms.
“I want to first compliment the Board on how they have dealt with delegations — referring all to the Superintendent to address,” Kalbaugh said. “You don’t see that often.”
He continued to show Board members forms on school board effectiveness between the Board and School Improvement Councils, a self-evaluation form, committee meeting minutes form, and a notice of special meetings form. All of these, the Board members were aware of and using to help conduct their regular agenda, business and executive session meetings.
• The Board approved the Agreement of Understanding with Marshall University, West Virginia University-Parkersburg, and the University of Rio Grande to place students in Mason County classrooms for student teaching for the 2010-2011 school year.
• The Board approved the following Marshall University students for student teaching: Lindsay McMillan, Julia Hoffman, Heather Sturgeon and Shirley Kimble.
Dickens updated the Board that there is a possibility that 13 more positions will be filled by the first day of school, with an additional six maybes and six substitute jobs being approved.
In other comments, Teresa Warner continued on the Silver Knights discussion with Dickens and asked that she check with the treasurer to see if the usage of the utilities at the athletic complex can be included in the budget of the school’s utilities. Dickens will check on the request.
Tom Nunnery complimented Dickens on a job well done during the ‘Opening Day Ceremony’ held on Wednesday afternoon.
“It was a nice day and all of the recipients were well-deserving,” he said.
All members agreed that Dickens did a fine job during her second day.
“I am excited about working with you,” Shobe said to Dickens.
Searls, who was absent during the ceremony — due to being out of town — said he wished he could have been there, but did report on several compliments he received from those who attended.
All board members were present during Thursday’s meeting.
The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Mason County Career Center.