Raises removed from agenda

PARSONS – Tucker County Board of Education members voted to remove three proposed raises for administrators from the agenda of the BOE’s most recent meeting.

The vote to remove the agenda items was made after an executive session Monday. The items removed included a proposed raise of $7,496 for David Lambert, treasurer/director of finance, effective July 1; a proposed raise of $3,642.82 for Jonathan Hicks, director of support services/food service director, effective July 1; and a proposed raise for James Hamric of $2,500, effective July 1. Hamric is the principal of Tucker County High School.

All three employees’s contracts were extended from 240 days to 261 days, effective July 1.

Last week, The Inter-Mountain published an article in which school officials confirmed that Tucker County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eddie Campbell will receive a $36,000 pay raise over the next four years.

– Also during Monday’s meeting, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School special education aide Carole Pennington was recognized as the Tucker County Schools exemplary service person. Amber Kyle, cheerleading coach at Tucker County High School, was recognized for being named the West Virginia Coaches Association Cheer Coach of the Year.

Students recognized during Monday’s meeting include Knights of the Golden Horseshoe recipients Destiny Meador and Michael Gherman. Both students attend Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School. Cassie Davis, fourth-grader at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, and Gracie Nestor, eighth-grader at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, were recognized as WOW Students of the Year.

Campbell recognized Tucker County Board of Education President Jared Parsons and Board Member Jerry DiBacco, who both are retiring from the board. Campbell said DiBacco was a member of the Board for 14 years, attending 351 consecutive meetings without an absence.

Board members also accepted the resignation of Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School Principal Tracy Chenoweth, effective June 30.

The next meeting of the Tucker County Board of Education is slated for 4:30 p.m. July 7 at the Board Office.