RCBOE to Meet Virtually for Regular Meeting on March 26
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] March 25, 2020 @ 11:12 am; Updated: March 25, 2020 @ 11:12 am
The Roane County Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, virtually to practice good socially distancing and comply with directives to minimize congregations of more than 10 people.
The public can join this meeting in two ways:
Using Microsoft Teams, follow this link (All K12 email users can use their email and password to login to Teams.)
Using a telephone, call 1-304-553-7794 and enter the conference ID 474 697 676 when prompted.
The WV Ethics Commission recently released guidance stating that public bodies did not have to provide physical access to meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic so long as a public option for telephonic or virtual attendance or observation was provided.
Free Meals Available During School Closures
Free meals will be continue to be available to students across Roane County during the closure of schools that begin on Monday, March 16.
Students can pick up a meal at any Roane County school from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm each weekday. Students do not have to go to their usual school to pick up a meal.
At select community locations
Our school bus drivers will use our buses to deliver meals to select community locations throughout the county each weekday. Students can pick up a meal at any of these locations regardless of where they usually go to school. Times vary by location.
Old Clover Café (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Faith Baptist Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Gilboa Baptist Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Boggs Grandview Motel (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Lynnview Apartments (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Peniel Rd. and Allentown Rd. (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Old Peniel Store (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Reedy Community Center (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Roane County BOE offices (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Rush Creek Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Spencer Ch. of the Nazarene (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Spencer Lanes (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Ambler Ridge & US 119 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Gabe Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Gandeeville Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Harmony Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Amma Park and Ride (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Hays Fork Baptist Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Landmark Baptist Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)
Newton Community Building (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Expansion of Student Support Services Highlighted
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] August 15, 2019 @ 9:49 am; Updated: March 3, 2020 @ 10:51 am
Roane County's expansion of student support services for the 2019-20 school year was recently highlighted by WV MetroNews.
In addition to a full-time counselor and nurse in every school, Roane County also now has two full-time school psychologists and a full-time school social worker to provide services to struggling students and families.
Attendance Incentive a Success in First Year
by Richard Duncan, Superintendent [CO] December 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am; Updated: March 16, 2020 @ 10:06 am
Roane County's employee attendance incentive program, which pays employees up to $500 at the end of the school year, appeared successful in its first year. Compared to the previous school year, the number of sick and personal days taken by teachers and staff dropped by about 20% in the 2018-19 school year, with those using days missing two fewer on average. The incentive is designed to balance the costs of employing substitutes, so it actually costs the Board less than when employees miss and a substitute is required.
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: February 4, 2020 @ 1:38 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.