POINT PLEASANT — At the most recent meeting of the Mason County Board of Education, board members discussed a policy regarding staff members leaving school property during the school day.
This discussion on this policy came about as a result of several situations which were alluded to during the meeting where employees had left school grounds during the school day at times that were not their regularly scheduled lunch time. It was stated there was already a policy in place regarding situations such as this that requires the employee to sign out and sign back in.
Board members raised some questions as to why staff leaving school grounds without signing out could become a greater issue, for instance if there was a fire or another emergency situation and the employee couldn’t be located. Board members also discussed looking at the current policy at the next meeting and what the proper penalties would be if the policy is violated in the future.
Also at the meeting, board members approved the following agenda and personnel items:
Approved Policy #5410-Promotion, Acceleration, Placement, and Retention. Approved the agreement between Mason County Board of Education and Marshall University, to place student teachers into classrooms in Mason County Schools for required educational experience. Approved the placement of the following Marshall University Students to do their student teaching for the Fall Semester: Nicholle Brumfield and Hilary Freeman at Ashton Elementary; Maurice Alouf at Wahama Jr/Sr High; Dan Hammel, Tasha Good, Jeffrey Golden, Kaley Fulks, and Harley Marcum at Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High School. Approved Mark Bowman and Michael Whalen as Marshall University Dual Credit Instructors for the 2012-13 Fall Semester.
Approved the following work based learning businesses, effective immediately through September 30, 2013: Four Seasons Florist, Advanced Design, Vi’s Beauty Shop, Village Pizza Inn, Gino’s Pizza, River Museum, Mothman Musuem, McDonalds of Barboursville, Milton Foodland, Milton Wendy’s, Hannan High School, Ashton Food Mart, Ashton Elementary School, Beale Elementary School, Magic Years Daycare, HCR Designs, Mason County Schools Bus Garage, Game Day, Wahama Jr/Sr High School, Bob’s Market, New Haven Elementary School, Mason Bob Evans, USDA Farm Services, Mason County Recycling Center, New To You, Point Pleasant Tudor’s, Point Pleasant Wendy’s, Twin Rivers Foodland, Goodwill Industries, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, Early Education Station, Mason County Library, Point Pleasant Primary School, The Chef House, Point Pleasant Jr/Sr High, Point Pleasant Subway, Smith’s Grocery, IHOP, and Magic Mirror.
Approved the out of state Field Trip for Hannan Jr/Sr High Students, Jessy Painter, Karen Oldham, Cherry Weikle, Becky Turner, Frank Hudnall and approved volunteers, to travel to Washington DC, May 28 through May 30, 2013. School’s General Funds will be the funding source. Approved the ratification of orders issued, transfers, and supplements, totaling $50,377.41.
In addition to Superintendent Suzanne Dickens, board members present were Thomas Nunnery, Randy Searls, Greg Fowler, Paul Sayre, Dale Shobe.
The Mason County Board of Education will meet again for a regular business meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Mason County Career Center.