POINT PLEASANT — Resignations, new teachers and other new employees were all under discussion at the recent Mason County School Board meeting.
Board president Randy Searls called the meeting to order. Also present were superintendent Suzanne Dickens, vice-president Greg Fowler, and board members Thomas Nunnery, Paul Sayre and Dale Shobe.
The board approved parental leave for Lea Ann Ratliff, teacher at Roosevelt Elementary, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. The board also approved the resignation of Edward Cromley, math teacher at Wahama High School, effective October 31, 2013 (due to retirement), the resignation of Christina McCormack, interventionist at Hannan High School, and the resignation of Amber Janicker, track coach at Wahama High School.
The board also approved the employment of the following individuals: William Cox, LD teacher at Point Pleasant High School; Tammy Mayes, custodian at Point Pleasant High School; Charles McComas, part-time custodian at Leon Elementary; Jillian Harris, Secretary II, Wahama High School; Anita Anderson and Steven Holley as substitute bus operators for the 2013-2014 school year; James Casto, assistant varsity baseball coach, Point Pleasant High School. County will be the funding source.
The board approved a medical leave of absence for Lester Hall, Bus Operator. The board also approved the placement of Brian King, athletic assistant, Point Pleasant High School. This is an unpaid position.
The board also approved the employment of Amy Layne, junior high assistant softball coach (pending WVSSAC and WVDE certification) at Wahama High School, effective October 24, 2013. County will be the funding source.
The next special policy meeting will be 4 p.m., November 21, 2013, at Mason County Career Center/Hartley Building, with a regular business meeting to follow at 6 p.m.