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AD positions to be discussed at board meeting

February 21, 2011

The Randolph County Board of Education will consider a recommendation today from Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Phares to post positions for athletic directors at four county schools.

When the board conducted reduction in force and transfer moves earlier this year, members considered hiring one athletic director to oversee all county schools. However, the board had made no final decision, and is now taking a look at a different plan.

During the personnel section, the board will consider posting a quarter-time athletic director at Elkins High School, Elkins Middle School and Tygarts Valley High/Middle School. Phares said the person hired will work one period each day doing athletic director duties and will be paid a $9,000 salary supplement.

A fourth position will be posted at Harman School for basketball season. That person will be paid a $3,000 supplement.

"This is the schools' principals recommendation," Phares said. "It will be a supplemental position at each school for one period a day. The supplement is for the afternoon duties."

Principals David Fincham, Steve Wamsley, Tammie Daniels and Rich Carr will make presentations before the board votes.

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When: 6 p.m. today

Where: Randolph County Board of Education office

The board also will hear presentations on Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, Frontier and Pickens School teacher Phil Hudok, who will explain why he is retiring.

The board will consider the following items as new business: purchasing equipment through the GEAR UP program for EHS and TVHS for a cost of $91,505; contracting speech pathology services for Coalton and Homestead Elementary Schools; a right-of-way easement at Coalton Elementary; a contract with Mid-State Mechanical for a dust collection system for the Randolph County Technical Center for $250,550; and the approval for QZAB funding for Third Ward Elementary HVAC renovation project.

The board also will consider several personnel items.

Phares will update the board on the Office of Education Performance Audit's (OEPA) follow-up visit and upcoming policy revisions.

The board will meet today at 6 p.m. at the central office.



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