Events, Meetings, News

DC BOE Regular/ Working/ Policy Review Meeting (Monday, November 6, 2023)

Members present: Denver Burnside, Laura Cottrill, Angie Curran, Justin Holtz

Others In Attendance: Michelle Robey, Kaleigh Dotson, Matt Alexander, Ken Heiney, Jeff Harvey, Wesley Ezell, Emmie Cypher, Martha McElroy, Kirby Miller

The meeting was call to order by President Burnside at 5:00 p.m.

The Invocation was led by Ken Heiney.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Justin Holtz.

Motion to approve the agenda by Laura Cottrill, second by Justin Holtz.

Final Resolution: Motion Carried Aye: Denver Burnside, Laura Cottrill, Angie Curran, Justin Holtz

Superintendent’s Update — Superintendent Cheeseman informed the Board of an upcoming community service project requested by the Smithburg Fire Dept. and a local 4-H Club to clean up the area surrounding the DCMS pond. He also announced the November newsletter had been released.

MC, Wesley Ezell, Director of Student Instructional Services, presented a Special Education/Federal Programs update which included an upcoming monitoring.

Mr. Jeff Harvey, Director of Student Support Services, presented an update on the status of the softball field project, DCMS/DCES fire alarm update is out for bid as well as the storage facility project.

Approval of Consent Agenda — Motion to approve the consent agenda items was made by Angie Curraan and seconded by Laura Cottrill — Motion Carried Aye: Denver Burnside, Laura Cottrill, Angie Curran, Justin Holtz

1. October 16, 2023 Minutes

2. . Board Bills

3. . Conference Request – K, Bonnell, B. Vankirk to Cleveland, OH (SHAPE America)

4. Policies – Rescind

5. Policies – DC Schools Policy Updates – 1st Reading

6. Trip Request – DCELA to Fairmont, WV (Tygart Valley Cinema) Trip 1

7. Trip Request – DCELA to Fairmont, WV (Tygart Valley Cinema) Trip 2

8. Trip Request – DCHS to Marietta, Ohio (Washington State Community College)

 9. Trip Request – DCHS to Huntington, WV (Culinary Arts Center)

10.Trip Request – DCHS Band to Sistersville, WV (Tyler Consolidated) 

11. Trip Request – DCHS Band to Salem, WV (Tree Lighting Ceremony)

12. Trip Request – DCHS Band to Clarksburg, WV (Christmas Parade)

13, Trip Request DCHS to Clarksburg, WV (Media Tour)

14. Trip Request DCMS Boys Basketball

15. Trip Request – DCMS Girls Basketball

16. Trip Request – DCMS Wrestling

17, Trip Request – DCHS Boys Basketball

18, Trip Request – DCHS Girls Basketball

19. Trip Request – DCHS Swim Team

20. Trip Request – DCHS Wrestling

21. Volunteer List

Personnel Addendum — Recommend a motion to approve the Personnel Addendum as presented: Employment of Megan Bennett, Itinerant Special Education Aide/Aide V DCMS,  Brian Rokisky, Assistant Baseball Coach – DCHS, Lynne Kelley, Special Education Teacher Mentor – DCMS,  Carl ‘Randy’ Stemple, Home Girls Basketball Games Announcer – DCHS & Home Boys Basketball Games Announcer DCHS, Kandis Towner, Home Girls Basketball Games Gate Attendant & Home Boys Basketball Games Gate Attendant – DCHS, Addison Smith, Home Girls Basketball Games Gate Attendant & Home Boys Basketball Games Gate Attendant – DCMS, Brent Cottrill, Home Girls Basketball Games Clock Operator – DCMS; Leave of Absence Requests for Jason Nicholson, Custodian – DCMS, Elizabeth Hastings, Special Education Teacher DCES, Sarah Mayle, Special Education Aide/Aide V – DCHS, Cali Hayes, Classroom Teacher (First Grade) – DCES; Retirements – Kimberly Britton, Business/Marketing Teacher – DCHS. Motion by Justin Holtz, second by Angie Curran.

Final Resolution: Motion carried — Aye: Denver Burnside, Angie Curran, Justin Holtz Abstain: Laura Cottrill

Motion to adjourn the meeting by Laura Cottrilland seconded by Justin Holtz at 5:27 p.m. Final Resolution: Motion Carried — Aye: Denver Burnside, Laura Cottrill, Angie Curran, Justin Holtz