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Barbour BOE elects new officers

July 14, 2012
By Melissa Toothman Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

The Barbour County Board of Education met recently for the reorganization of board officers and representatives.

Eric Ruf, a newly elected board member, attended the first half hour of the July 2 meeting via telephone during the board's election because he was unable to physically attend, said Homer Talbott, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Super's administrative assistant. Board members Doward Matlick, Joanne McConnell, Dana Stemple and Robert Wilkins were in attendance.

Wilkins, former vice president of the Board of Education, took over David Strait's position as board president. He was nominated for office by McConnell, and the motion to approve passed unopposed, with Wilkins abstaining from the vote.

Ruf was appointed vice president, and the motion to approve passed unanimously.

Stemple made a motion to appoint Wilkins as representative to the RESA VII Advisory Council. The motion was seconded by Matlick.

Stemple is the newly appointed representative to Fred Eberle Administrative Council. The new representative to the West Virginia University Extension office is McConnell. McConnell also was appointed as representative to the 5-year Plan Committee. Matlick was appointed to the Career Technology Education Council. Ruf is the board's new representative to the Barbour County Safety Committee.

The board members also recognized a student who graduated from summer school, and members conducted other business during the meeting.

McConnell made a motion to approve many items on the agenda at once. The motion was seconded by Matlick and passed unopposed. In that motion, the Board of Education approved the employment of Shawn Weaver as chemistry and physics instructor at Philip Barbour High School for the 2012-2013 school year, personal leave requests and a fundraising request for PBHS's athletic department with a projected revenue of $1,500.

In the same motion, the board approved the resignation of Jessica Hendrick as a instructor at PBHS, the resignations of Amanda Maxwell as Title I reading instructor at Philippi Elementary School, volunteer cross country coach at Kasson Elementary/Middle School, volunteer assistant track coach at PBHS and as SAT chair at Kasson EMS.

One item was corrected on the agenda, Talbott said. Regarding the superintendent's recommendation to approve personnel for the 2012-2013 school year, Nicholas Mayle, volunteer assistant boys basketball coach, was listed on the agenda for Belington Middle School. It was changed to Philip Barbour High School.

After correcting the mistake, Stemple made a motion to approve the recommendation and McConnell seconded the motion. Matlick recused himself because he was related to one of the subjects in the recommendation.

The other employees included James Carpenter, head girls basketball coach for Belington Middle School; Stephanie Reed, head volleyball coach at Kasson/Elementary Middle School; Dennis McNaboe, tennis coach for PBHS; and Jasmine Claggett, athletic trainer for PBHS.



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