Both the Hancock County Commissioners and the Hancock County Board of Education have been tremendously supportive of placing police resource officers in the schools. Hancock County, in fact, was one of the schools to progress to having an officer in each of the elementary, middle and high schools as well as a “rover” to cover for any officer absent.

As the schools dismiss for summer break, both entities are already looking at the agreement to fund the officers in northern end of the county. The City of Weirton funds the officers at Weirton Elementary, Weir Midde and Weir High. The Hancock County Commission has been responsible for New Manchester and Allison Elementary and Oak Glen Middle and High School.

The Board of Education did not take action on the PRO agreement for the (2024/25 school year noting they had not had a chance to review it. Similarly, while the PRO agreement was on the agenda at the County Commission meeting there was no motion to take up the agreement.

The Commission went into an Executive meeting to discuss personnel,. Commission President Jeff Davis said no decisions were made they voted to come out of the Executive meeting.

In other business, the Commission:

**Approved a letter of permission to the WV Alcohol Beverage Control Board Administration for the Hoopie Mountain Festival to be held July 25-August 4 at the Get Togethers Picnic Grounds, Kings Creek Weirton;

**Approved a letter of support for Family Care Ministries, a faith-based organization which provides residential care for substance abuse. The group is a 501-3-c organization, and is hoping to receive grants for its Fresh Start program which has identified an opportunity to build dorms on their Chester Campus;

**Re-appointed Shields Mayhew to the Tomlinson PSD and appointed Tamara Pettit to the Hancock County Board of Health;

**Approved the order that Hancock County Savings Bank FSB, United Bank, Wesbanco, Inc. and all other banking institutions are depositories of public monies;

**Adopted a resolution to continue to participate in the Northern Panhandle HOME Consortium for the coming year;

**Agreed to pay Brian Staley’s accrued vacation and personal days;

**Approved the retirement of Dennis Knaffler and approved paying his accrued vacation days.