Personnel issues continue to dominate the agenda for the Webster County Board of Education. At its August 11th meeting, the BOE will consider 18 professional, service, and coaching personnel items. Glade Elementary, which has been hit hard by retirements and transfers, has three professional and two service positions on the agenda.
The Webster County Board of Education has released proposed meeting dates for the 2015-2016 school year. They are listed below and subject to change with BOE approval.
WEBSTER COUNTY SCHOOLS
PROPOSED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULE
Please note that the following schedule is tentative and therefore subject to change.
|Board Meeting Date||Date Items Must be Submitted Be Placed on the Agenda||Place of Meeting|
|August 11, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, August 4, 2015||Central Office|
|August 25, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, August 18, 2015||Central Office|
|September 8, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, September 1, 2015||Glade Elementary School|
|September 22, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, September 15, 2015||Webster Springs Elementary School|
|October 13, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, October 6, 2015||Hacker Valley Elementary School|
|October 27, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015||Webster County High School|
|November 10, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, November 3, 2015||Central Office|
|November 24, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, November 17, 2015||Central Office|
|December 8, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, December 1, 2015||Central Office|
|December 22, 2015||Noon, Tuesday, December 15, 2015||Central Office|
|January 12, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, January 5, 2016||Central Office|
|January 26, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, January 19, 2016||Central Office|
|February 9, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, February 2, 2016||Central Office|
|February 23, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, February 16, 2016||Central Office|
|March 8, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2016||Central Office|
|March 22, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, March 15, 2016||Central Office|
|April 12, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, April 5, 2016||Central Office|
|April 19, 2016||Statutory Meeting||Central Office|
|April 26, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, April 19, 2016||Central Office|
|May 10, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, May 3, 2016||Central Office|
|May 24, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, May 17, 2016||Central Office|
|June 14, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, June 7, 2016||Central Office|
|June 28, 2016||Noon, Tuesday, June 21, 2016||Central Office|
The Webster County Board of Education approved the hiring of several new faculty and staff members Tuesday night. The BOE filled three of the open teaching positions at Glade Elementary and one at Webster County High School. Three service personnel were appointed as well.
The Webster County Education Association is offering live updates of Board of Education meetings. Live updates will be provided on our Facebook page. Find out what the BOE decides and discusses as it happens. This is just another way the WCEA is working to keep its members informed.
As the new school year draws closer, Webster County Schools is struggling to fill a myriad of classroom positions. The agenda for the BOE meeting on Tuesday, July 28 has the hiring/appointment of 13 professional positions and 3 service positions.
A truancy diversion specialist could soon be helping keep Webster County students on the path to graduation thanks to a new initiative. As part of Senate Bill 393 the West Virginia Department of Education is accepting applications from county boards of education to apply for funding for a truancy diversion specialist. Specialists will serve all 55 counties and work with schools, parents, social service agencies, law enforcement, and the courts to help at-risk youth.
The West Virginia Board of Education has several policies of great importance currently on 30 day public comment period. The major policy that is cause for concern is policy 5310. The proposed revisions to policy 5310 further clarify changes to teachers’ evaluation including the 15 percent of an evaluation tied to student growth on the statewide assessment for math and ELA teachers, beginning with the 2015-2015 school year. These educators are identified as ‘teachers of tested subjects.’
Be sure to check out our new WCEA Facebook page.
A Webster Springs student and Hacker Valley student have received the inaugural Anita Hess-Pugh Future Educator Scholarship. Webster County High School seniors Taylor Anderson and Valaree Brown received the award at the school’s annual Awards Day. The scholarship, managed and endowed by the Webster County Education Association, will provide Anderson and Brown each with a $500 scholarship.
The launch of our webpage: www.wceawv.org marks a further commitment of our organization to our members, students, and community. The Webster County Education Association is dedicated to high-quality public education not only in Webster County, but also West Virginia and the United States. The Webster County Education Association’s strength comes from it’s members. Our members dedicate themselves to the education and well-being of our students, each other, and our community. We advocate for education employees and work to unite our profession to achieve the promise of of a high quality public education system for all students. In the coming weeks we will be posting news about our organization, meeting information, and much more. Feel free to send us any suggestions or questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org