POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Board discussed placement of student teachers, non-resident requests, new substitute teachers and other news employees at its recent 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 voted to approve the placement of the following to do student teaching in Mason County Schools: Mary Beth Dickerson of Marshall University, to be placed at Hannan High School; Alex Beurket of Ohio University, to be placed at Wahama High School, and Lori Braden , of Fairmont State, to be placed at Point Pleasant High School. The Board also voted to approve a non-resident request for a Putnam County student to attend Hannan High School for the 2013-2014 school year.
The board also approved clinical training agreements between the board and Pleasant Valley Hospital and Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center for the Mason County Career Center Health Occupations Program for the 2013-2014 school year. The board voted to sign a resolution of recommendation to the legislature for a multi-year salary increase for all school employees.
The board voted to approve family medical leave for Debra Cook, counselor at Leon and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, beginning November 13, 2013, for a maximum of 12 weeks unpaid leave. The board accepted resignations from the following employees: David Cresap, substitute teacher, central office itinerant, effective December 10, 2013; Sarah Hall, substitute teacher, central office itinerant, effective December 20, 2013. The board also voted to approve the following as substitute teachers for the 2013-2014 school year: Denver Casto, Wendy Day, Amber Landfried, and Jeanette Towner, substitute teachers for the 2013/14 school year. County will be the funding source.
The board approved the employment of Amy Kammer, Barbara Williams, and Valerie Wolford, as homebound and alternative education teachers, on an as-needed basis, effective December 23, 2013. County will be the funding source. The board also approved the employment of Gari Worley, bus aide trainer in the transportation department. County will be the funding source.
The board approved the employment Kimberly Wilson, extracurricular aide, Hannan High School J, effective December 21, 2013. Special education will be the funding source.
The next regular business meeting will be held 6 p.m. on January 14, 2014 at Mason County Career Center. The date for the next special policy meeting has been changed from January 16, 2014 to 4 p.m. on January 23, 2014, at Mason County Career Center.