Roane County Seeking Qualified Painters for Projects at Schools
Roane County Schools is currently soliciting bids for painting projects at its schools during the 2019-20 school year. These projects involve painting of cement block wall areas above ground level in gymnasiums and cafeterias. Bids are due to the Roane County Schools offices at 813 Capitol Street, Spencer, WV, by 2:00 pm on Monday, July 29.
Roane County Schools Seeking Qualified Contractor for Building Addition
Roane County Schools is currently soliciting bids for construction of an addition to the Roane County High School Agriculture Department Meat Lab. This project involves construction of cement block walls and installation of appropriate wiring, plumbing, and fixtures.
A mandatory pre-bid conference has been scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 9:00 am at the Roane County High School Meat Lab.
Bids are due to the Roane County Schools offices at 813 Capitol Street, Spencer, WV, by 1:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019.
Roane County BOE to meet in Spencer, WV (July 11, 2019)
The Roane County Board of Education will meet at Roane County High School in Spencer, WV, on July 11, 2019, at 6:00 pm for its semi-monthly regular meeting. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.
Agendas and minutes for past meetings can also be found on this site by navigating to Board (at the top of the page).
Tawney, Hays named Teacher, Service Personnel of the Year
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] April 29, 2019 @ 10:10 am; Updated: July 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
At the Board's regular meeting on Thursday, April 25, Elizabeth Tawney, 3rd grade teacher at Geary Elementary Middle School, and Ray Hays, bus operator / mechanic, were announced as 2018-19 Roane County Teacher and Service Personnel of the Year. They will each now compete for the state Teacher and Service Personnel of the Year, respectively.
Ms. Tawney and Mr. Hays were joined by their colleagues as school nominees for the county award:
Geary Elementary Middle School: Elizabeth Tawney (elementary) and Rebecca Boggs (middle)
Spencer Elementary School: Lora Matheney
Spencer Middle School: Elaine Ashman
Walton Elementary Middle School: Andrea Hays (elementary) and David Halcomb (middle)
Roane County High School: Candace Deweese
Geary Elementary Middle School: Cindy Allen
Spencer Elementary School: Rebecca Hildreth
Spencer Middle School: Tara McKown
Walton Elementary Middle School: Amy Morris
Roane County High School: Shannon Stockner
Transportation: Ray Hays and Merlin Shamblin
Board Extends Superintendent's Contract Through 2023
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] March 12, 2019 @ 9:10 am; Updated: July 15, 2019 @ 4:01 pm
At its regular meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Roane County Board of Education announced that Superintendent Dr. Richard Duncan had accepted its offer of a four-year contract, which extends Dr. Duncan's service through the 2022-23 school year.
Duncan joined Roane County Schools as Superintendent on July 1, 2017. His initial two-year contract was set to expire on June 30, but Board members acted to extend it before the statutory deadline.
The terms of the new contract remained similar with the exception of the term length and salary consideration. Duncan's salary was ranked 55th among West Virginia's 55 county superintendents in his first two years of service. While details from other counties are not yet available, the new terms would move Roane County up to between 45th and 50th in terms of superintendent's compensation.
Duncan lives in Reedy, WV, with his wife, Sarah, an art teacher at Walton Elementary Middle School.
Glenville State, Roane County kick off Home Grown initiative
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] February 11, 2019 @ 3:18 pm; Updated: July 15, 2019 @ 4:01 pm
Glenville State College, historically central West Virginia's home for teacher education, signed a memorandum of understanding with Roane County Schools and 12 other county school systems in West Virginia to kick off their "Home Grown" teacher training initiative at the West Virginia State Capitol on Thursday. Under this program, students from participating counties who attend Glenville State College and train to become teachers of math, science, or special education may receive a "full ride" through a combination of scholarships and grants. GSC and the counties hope that by giving potential teachers treatment usually reserved for star athletes, including enhanced mentoring and supports, more teachers will choose to stay close to home and address WV's growing teacher shortage problem.
Pictured here are the West Virginia State Senate, who recognized GSC and the counties with SR 35, Glenville State President Dr. Tracy Pellet and staff, and county superintendents.
Voters Approve School Bond
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] November 14, 2018 @ 1:17 pm; Updated: July 15, 2019 @ 4:01 pm
Roane County voters approved our school bond to fund over $9.5 million in facilities improvement across the county. This is the first school levy approved by Roane County voters since the previous school bond in 1994.