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  • RCBOE to Meet Virtually for Regular Meeting on March 26

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    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:

    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

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    Free meals will be continue to be available to students across Roane County during the closure of schools that begin on Monday, March 16.

    At schools

    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.

    Spencer area:

    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)

    Walton area:

    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)

    Geary area:

    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

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    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

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    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.

    You can read more about this in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel or in this recent report by WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.

    Board Extends Superintendent's Contract Through 2023

    Dr. Richard Duncan

    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

    The WV State Senate, GSC President Dr. Tracy Pellet and staff, and county superintendents

    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

    November 2018 bond call

    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.

    You can read more in the Times-Record / Roane County Reporter or the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.