Upshur County Board of Education honors personnel

ROCK CAVE — The Upshur County Board of Education met at Rock Cave Elementary School this week as part of the BOE’s visit to all schools in the county.

During the Board’s regular meeting they recognized school service personnel for their hard work and dedication in conformity with Gov. Jim Justice.

On Sept. 25, school service personnel will be recognized across the state thanks to a proclamation from the governor, establishing this day as “West Virginia School Service Personnel Day” in 2017.

This will be the third consecutive year that the state has set aside a specific day to thank these individuals within the school system.

“School service personnel are involved in nearly every aspect of education by maintaining buildings and grounds, preparing and serving meals, keeping school facilities clean and orderly, and assisting in the classroom, as well as providing administrative support functions, safe transportation, and many other specialized services,” Justice said in the proclamation.

Also during Tuesday’s meeting:

• The board approved the purchase of two school buses. The total cost approved for a 2018 84-passenger bus was $130,522, while the cost approved for a 2018 77-passenger bus was $104,460. Both buses will be purchased from Matheny Motor Truck Co. Corporate Headquarters in Parkersburg.

• A request from Buckhannon-Upshur High School for students to attend the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis was approved.