Board of Education meets


Approves agenda items, welcomes local students

Staff Report



Students from New Haven’s Student Council led the Pledge of Allegiance during the meeting on Tuesday evening.

Students from New Haven’s Student Council led the Pledge of Allegiance during the meeting on Tuesday evening.


Kayla Hawthorne | OVP

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Tuesday evening and approved various agenda items.

All board members — Jared Billings, Meagan Bonecutter, Ashley Cossin, Dale Shobe and Rhonda Tennant — were present during the meeting.

The board approved minutes from the Dec. 18, 2019 meetings.

The following matters were approved during the meeting: Out of state travel for Carla King, Brent Hereford, Jennifer Wamsley, Keith Taylor and Cheryl Moore, to travel to Alabama, Jan. 27-31, to attend 2020 National TCTW Leaders Forum. Tech Centers that Work grant will be the funding source; Lori Braden and Ben Loudin as approved drivers for the 2019/20 school year. Their driving records have been checked by the WV Department of Motor Vehicles; Out of state travel for Andrea Henderson, JoAnn Thomas, Joyce Banks, Manuela Hall, and students in Mrs. Henderson’s class to travel to Mason, Ohio, March 3-4; The placements of Shana Cockran and Beth Kearns, Marshall University students, to do their practicum in Mason County Schools for the 2019/20 Spring Semester.

The following professional personnel matters were approved: Grant Family Medical Leave for Summer Dean, Teacher, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High School, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave; Grant Family Medical Leave for Kaitlin Ramirez, Teacher, Beale Elementary, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave; The employment of James Jordan and Betsy Kelvington, Substitute Teachers, effective for the 2019/20 school year.

The following service personnel matters were approved: Grant Family Medical Leave for Raymond Lewis, Custodian, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave; Transfer of Michele Becher, Cook, Beale Elementary, to Cook, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, effective Jan. 16; Transfer of Charles McComas, Custodian, Point Pleasant Primary School, to Custodian, Roosevelt Elementary, effective Jan. 16.

The following extra-curricular personnel matters were approved: Resignation of Kevin Hughes, Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Hannan Jr/Sr High, effective Jan. 2; Resignation of Tad Greathouse, Jr High Head Baseball Coach, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, effective Jan. 1; Resignation of David Withrow, Assistant Boys Varsity Track Coach, Point Pleasant, Jr/Sr High, effective Jan. 7; Employment of Glen Hodges, Jr High Head Softball Coach, Hannan Jr/Sr High, effective for the 2019/20 school year; Employment of Jayna Lowery, Jr High Girls Basketball Coach, Hannan Jr/Sr High, effective 2019/20 school year; Placement of Philip Sereviz, Athletic Assistant, Wahama Jr/Sr High, effective for the 2019/20 school year — this is an unpaid position.

In finance matters, the board approved the financial statement for November, 2019. The board approved Change Order #3, for the School Building Authority (SBA) HVAC Renovation, to Pritchard Electric Company, Inc, in the amount of $421. Reserves from the Project will be the funding source.

The board approved the lowest submitted bid from C&T Equipment, for the purchase of a Rational Combi Oven (model #B128106.43) for New Haven Elementary, at the cost of $19,016.43. Child Nutrition will be the funding source.

The board approved the Agreement between Mason County Board of Education and Informed K12, to provide paperless forms at a cost of $21,680 annually. Step VII will be the funding source.

The board approved the ratification of orders issued, transfers and supplements totaling an amount of $1,063,370.93.

The board went into an executive session to “discuss property matters.”

Mason County Board of Education will have a special LSIC meeting on Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. The next regular business meeting will be Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.

Read more about the Mason County Board of Education meeting in upcoming editions of the Point Pleasant Register.

Students from New Haven’s Student Council led the Pledge of Allegiance during the meeting on Tuesday evening.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/01/web1_Pledge-1.jpgStudents from New Haven’s Student Council led the Pledge of Allegiance during the meeting on Tuesday evening. Kayla Hawthorne | OVP
Approves agenda items, welcomes local students

Staff Report