Braxton Citizens' News, Schools

New BoE members set goals for coming year

The new members of the Braxton County Board of Education met on Wednesday, July 27 for a special meeting/work session to discuss goals for school system. The board members presented both short-term and long-term goals.

Each board member had the opportunity to present their goals to the public one at a time. Many of the goals presented were comparable in nature, including improving student achievement, updating policies, and school safety. Other items discussed by various members were expanding the CTE program, increasing career and academic readiness, updating sports facilities, getting PRO officers in schools, establishing committees, and collaboration with local businesses.

Board President Evelyn Post noted the goals presented were very similar. “I believe this board and our new superintendent are committed to making sure that a lot of these goals come to fruition,” Post stated. The goals will be compiled and be presented to the public once they are in a more cohesion document. They will also be posted on the Braxton County Schools website.

Under regular business, the board approved the payment of bills on a motion by Dr. Kenna Seal with a second by Larry Hardway.

After an executive session from 6:04 pm to 8:02 pm, the board approved the following personnel recommendations and permission to post for two 1/2 time cook positions on a motion by Kevin Gregory and a second by Lisa Ratliff: employment of Lindsey Morris, preschool special needs teacher, Flatwoods, Janice Bane, preschool special needs teacher, Flatwoods, Aaron Chenoweth, PE/planning, Flatwoods, Zachary Cyriacks, from 5th grade overage teacher, Flatwoods, to 6th grade science teacher, BCMS, Lisa Allen, from custodian, BCMS/BOE (2-10 shift) to custodian, part-time BCMS/BOE, Veronica Frame, substitute bus operator, and Addi Facemire, substitute aide.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm. The next regular meeting is set for this evening, August 2 at 6:00 pm. As always, members of the Braxton County community are encouraged to attend regular board meetings. Any parent or concerned community member wishing to speak as a delegate or with public concerns may do so by signing in up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.