Board Extends Superintendent's Contract Through 2023
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] March 12, 2019 @ 9:10 am; Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 9:10 am
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.
Roane County BOE Adopts Resolution Supporting Social and Emotional Health, Competitive Compensation
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] February 26, 2019 @ 2:51 pm; Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 9:10 am
At its regular meeting on February 29, 2019, the Roane County Board of Education adopted a resolution which, in part, calls on the West Virginia Legislature to:
Support robust programming focused on supporting the social and emotional health of all students,
Ensure that all students have access to a high-quality public education through competitive compensation and benefits for all school employees,
Increase support provided to counties in economic distress, especially for facilities maintenance and improvements and for instructional materials, and
Continue to provide for a fair and equitable distribution of state-level resources that drives all counties to provide their students with a world-class education.
Roane County Schools Seeking Proposals for Auditorium Sound and Lighting at Roane County High School
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] January 30, 2019 @ 3:56 pm; Updated: February 22, 2019 @ 4:29 pm
Roane County Schools is seeking proposals from qualified bidders for upgraded sound and lighting equipment for the auditorium located at Roane County High School. The proposal should include all equipment, installation and training required to provide a ‘turn-key’ system that is operable upon completion.
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] February 22, 2019 @ 4:28 pm; Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 9:11 am
Parents with children who will be four years old by June 30th may enroll their children in the Roane County Pre-K Collaborative for the 2019-20 school year. Registration will be held April 5 and 12. Please call the Roane County Board of Education at (304) 927-6400 to schedule an appointment and for application information.
Parents whose children will be five years old prior to July 1st and have not been previously enrolled in Roane County Schools, please contact your local school for enrollment information.
Glenville State, Roane County kick off Home Grown initiative
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] February 11, 2019 @ 3:18 pm; Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 9:10 am
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.
Coon recognized as Roane County Teacher of the Year
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] September 14, 2018 @ 8:47 am; Updated: February 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Spencer Middle School's Alicia Coon (5th grade) was recognized as Roane County Teacher of the Year during the 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gala at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV. Coon received a plaque, courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Education, as well as gifts from sponsors Coca-Cola, West Virginia Lottery, and more.
The West Virginia Teacher of the Year program began in 1964, and recognizes 53 county teachers of the year, plus a teacher of the year from the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind and Multi-County CTE Centers. Jada Reeves from Bradley Elementary School in Raleigh County was named West Virginia's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year at the event.
Voters Approve School Bond
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] November 14, 2018 @ 1:17 pm; Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 9:11 am
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.