The STArt show, which stands for school town art, was recognized at the Monday, May 7 Board of Education meeting. The program features a juried art show for students. This year, Sadie Palmer won the first, second, and third place “People’s Choice Award.”
“I think it showcased our students’ work in a variety of mediums, and I think it was nice,” Board President Tim Turner said. Student art is on display in different locations throughout the county until Art Spring weekend.
The program began 10 years ago by the West Virginia Highlands Artisan Group. Each year, the group donates money to Tucker County schools, providing money for art supplies, with funds totaling close to $20,000 over the past decade.
Bus driver Steve Minear was also recognized at the meeting for his near miss with a tractor-trailer. He avoided the collision by pulling the bus off the road into a ditch. “The kids were all safe and he delivered them to school on time,” Superintendent Campbell said. The trucking company paid for the damages to the recently purchased bus.
Contractors are submitting their bids to complete the reroofing and site drainage improvement projects at Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School. The pre-bid meeting is scheduled for May 17 with the interested contractors, and the bid opening will be on May 29. An inspection predicted there is not asbestos in the roof, which was a previous concern.
Horseshoe Leadership Center will use one to two buses and drivers on June 14 to transport students on a Teen Entrepreneurship Summit.
David Cooper was hired as a substitute bus driver. Robert Porter’s request for leave of absence was approved.
The board elected to enter into an executive session to discuss personnel. Following the executive session, the board announced a special meeting for Monday, May 14.
A special meeting to approve the 2018-2019 budget is scheduled for Monday, May
The next regular Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, May 21 at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School at 4:30 p.m. A meeting to approve the 2018-2019 budget is scheduled prior to the regular meeting.
Baccalaureate is scheduled for May 24 at 6 p.m. followed by senior awards at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Graduation is May 25 at 6 p.m. at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field.