POINT PLEASANT — At the most recent meeting of the Mason County Board of Education, board members approved a personal protective equipment (PPE) policy.
According to the policy, the board is requiring “all employees use appropriate personal protective equipment as required by particular job function, and complete training in the usage, maintenance, and applicability of protective equipment.” PPE includes items such as safety shoes, safety glasses, and respirators, and according to the policy, such items will be provided to the employees at no charge.
It was also noted that the provided PPE is not a substitute for proper work practices, but will be used to help ensure staff safety and health. It was also stated in the policy that employees will receive training concerning the usage of the provided equipment. The employee will also be retrained if assignments change and new PPE are needed or if the employee shows a lack of understanding of the current PPE.
Other approved agenda and personnel items from this meeting are as follows:
Approved Minutes, Agenda 12-20, Jan. 7, 2013. Approved Minutes, Agenda 12-21, Jan. 8, 2013. Approved the placement of the following Marshall University and Ohio University students to do their student teaching: Nicole Soulsby to be placed at Beale Elementary, Emma McCullough to be placed at Beale Elementary, Abby Ehman, to be placed at Point Pleasant Intermediate School, for the 2012-13 second semester.
Approved Alyssa Russell, Darren Jackson, David Meadows, Mayme Meadows, Summer Mitchell, and Barbara Saunders, as approved drivers for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Their driving records have been checked by the West Virginia DMV. Approved volunteers at Beale Elementary, New Haven Elementary, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, Point Pleasant Primary School, and Roosevelt Elementary, for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Accepted the resignation of Ada Herdman, Substitute Teacher, effective Jan. 15, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Cynthia Spralding, Third Grade Teacher, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year, due to retirement. Accepted the resignation of Rosalie Miller, Third Grade Class Room Teacher, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year, due to retirement. Accepted the resignation of Carol Hughart, Special Education Teacher, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, effective June 30, 2013, due to retirement.
Accepted the resignation of Joseph Atwood, English/Language Arts Teacher, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, effective Jan. 14, 2013. Accepted the resignation of Sherry Pishner, Custodian, Ashton Elementary, effective Jan. 9, 2013. Approved the employment of David Lloyd, General Maintenance, Truck Driver, Electrician, and Roofer/Sheet Metal Mechanic, Maintenance Department, Job 018-015-M, 261 days, effective Jan. 22, 2013. County will be the funding source.
Approved the Contractual Agreement between the Mason County Board of Education and Marshall University, for Mark Bowman to teach Psychology, as Dual Credit, beginning Jan. 2013. Approved the Contractual Agreement between Mason County Board of Education and Marshall University, for Dr. Timothy Roach to teach Biology and Clinical Lab Science, as Dual Credit, beginning Jan. 2013.
Approved the ratification of orders issued, transfers, and supplements. Check Numbers 82558 through 82680, totaling $395,159.77.
The Mason County Board of Education will meet again for a special regular business meeting at 6 p.m., on Jan. 29, at the Mason County Career Center.