The Hancock County Board of Education recognized the military service of Weir Middle School teacher Lisa Burk who is also a Sgt. First Class Burk at the beginning of their regular meeting Monday. Superintendent Dan Enich noted that it was especially meaningful that Burk’s service to the nation be recognized on 9/11, the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the twin towers, a day now known as Patriots’ Day.
The Board passed the Superintendent’s goals for the coming year. Member Larry Shaw brought up the problem of attendance and asked it should be added as a goal. Board discussion followed and the decision was made to approve the four goals as submitted by Enich.
Enich reported that he and Assistant Superintendent Dave Smith have visited the County’s schools the past few weeks, He noted that they had identified some security cameras that were not working and the problem will be addressed. He praised the work of the principals and teachers they observed in the first two weeks of school
Board member Larry Shaw reported that he and Board member Ed Fields had attended the Fall West Virginia School Board Conference. He said the State Board’s website had be ungraded to that Board members or the general public can go the site and access information on policies and law regarding education. He said that a section on Legislation will provided information on bills moving through the legislature in real time.
In other business, the Board:
**Approved the naming of the Oak Glen softball and baseball fields “The Susan L. Smith Fields of Dreams.”;
**Approved an overnight trip for Oak Glen Middle School Volleyball team to Clarksburg for the Hilltop Invitational on Sept, 29; return Sept. 30;
**Approved the assignment of substitute teachers Daphney Tanner and Michelle Wade;
**Accepted the resignation of Janet Arehart Adult, Ed. instructor, JDR IV Career Center;
**Approved a leave of absence for Kaitlyn Rhodes;
**Announced the next regular meetings were set for September 25 and October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the JDRIV Career Center.