KINGWOOD — Members of the Preston County Board of Schooling met on the East Preston Faculty in Terra Alta Monday night and mentioned a potential levy, repairs at Preston Excessive Faculty (PHS), West Preston and mum or dad notification necessities.
Throughout an earlier assembly board member Cross Kisner requested mum or dad notification necessities be positioned on the agenda. He expressed considerations that folks ought to be notified previous to their baby being pulled out of the classroom.
Examples given have been faculty assemblies, visitor audio system, counseling, nurse visits, tutoring, retaking particular checks and administration wants for self-discipline.
“I’m not saying anybody is doing something incorrect,” Kisner mentioned. “However mother and father won’t approve of what’s being mentioned by a speaker.”
Board member Lucas Tatham mentioned he believes prior permission is the reply. He mentioned if a baby breaks an arm you couldn’t take motion if there was no prior approval.
In a evaluation of the district coverage handbook, there didn’t look like any present coverage requiring this course of.
Board members requested that principals talk about the issue throughout their assembly, come again to the board and deal with among the points.
No additional motion was taken.
Superintendent of Colleges Brad Martin mentioned Veritas offered an replace on work being finished on the PHS entrance entryway and exterior door alternative venture. He mentioned the contractor has established a lay-down space for supplies close to the small fitness center and offered a time for work that may in all probability proceed into the brand new 12 months.
Martin mentioned the work may also require some morning site visitors stream and drop off adjustments which might be anticipated to start this month. He mentioned work continues to be delayed primarily based on provide chain points.
He mentioned the contractor can be working towards starting the venture scheduled at West Preston the place a concessions stand might be constructed that might be hooking onto or close to the stage/cafeteria space of the college. Work may also be accomplished so as to add doorways main into the pod-style lecture rooms within the decrease elementary part of the constructing. He mentioned work will start on this venture within the subsequent 10-14 days.
Martin mentioned Mansuetto, a roofing vendor, is anticipated to be at PHS subsequent week to start eradicating rooftop HVAC items on sections of the college and changing the roofing on these sections. The seller will then exchange the rooftop items with new items that have been secured late final 12 months.
A 3rd levy committee assembly has been scheduled for six p.m. Oct. 24 within the boardroom. Through the group’s final assembly, management positions have been chosen and the group labored to finalize a survey to elicit public suggestions for the event of a possible levy name in Could 2024. Martin mentioned the survey will possible be pulled down after 2 1/2 weeks to permit time to evaluation and analyze outcomes earlier than the following assembly. The present levy runs out subsequent 12 months and the Board of Schooling is holding the conferences to resolve whether or not or to not have a levy name subsequent 12 months.
The survey might be discovered at prestoncountyschools.com below the information tab. Paper copies of the survey might be discovered at native senior facilities, the Kingwood Public Library and the Board of Schooling Workplace.
Final week, Bruceton Faculty college students had a chance to find out about making apple butter. A number of group members volunteered their time to conduct demonstrations of the method, answered scholar questions and concerned the scholars in utilizing stirring paddles. Through the occasion, over 100 jars of apple butter have been made and offered as a school-level fundraiser.
The subsequent assembly of the Preston County Board of Schooling might be 6 p.m. Oct. 23 on the Aurora Faculty library.