THREE MILE CURVE, W.Va. — The April 28 meeting of the Logan County Board of Education (LCBOE) saw the group take action purchasing new text books, approving a slate of out-of-state travel for students and teachers and accepting a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
Following the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence, the board was treated to a musical performance by a group of students from Verdunville Elementary.
The group consisted of a wide variety of ages and they skillfully sang, “One Call Away” and “Country Roads.”
The board approved the purchase of new music and science textbooks for kindergarten through fifth grade.
A six contact for Quaver’s “Beyond Marvelous General Music” was $42,900, and Cengage “National Geographic Science” cost $316,617.
The LCBOE adopted a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Personnel will report to work Aug. 15, 2016 with students following Aug. 18.
The last day for the next school year will be May 30, 2017.
Graduation dates for the class of 2017 were also finalized. Man High School will hold its graduation May 25 and Chapmanville Regional High School (CRHS) and Logan High School (LHS) will follow May 26.
A host of out-of-state travel requests also received a green light from the board.
A trip to King’s Island in Cincinnati, Ohio for the senior class at CRHS is set for May 13.
Kenneth Harvey, the cadet corp instructor at LHS attended rappel training in North Carolina.
A request to be a reader at the AP literature exam in Louisville, Ky. from Tia Miller, instructor at CRHS, was approved, and Kelly Bryant and Janet Jones, both instructors at Logan Elementary School, will travel to Vermont for a writing collaborative.
Scott Justice, Rebecca McNeely, Danita Noel, Linda Burgess, Martha Curry and Whitney Ellis will attend the International Literacy Conference in Boston, Mass.
Darlene Dingess, Lori Mitchell, Lisa Vance, Doug Barrett and Mia Daniels are set to attend the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The LCBOE also approved additional caissons drilling or deep foundation drilling for construction at Holden Elementary School.
A special meeting of the LCBOE will be held at 6 p.m. May 3 at LHS; this meeting will honor students and retirees.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the LCBOE will be held at 6 p.m. May 12 at Justice Grade School.
The second meeting of the LCBOE in the month of the May will be held May 24 at the Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center.