TCHS tudents asks BOE to put agenda item on to move graduation date

Photo by Beth Christian Broschart Karsyn White asks Tucker BOE members to add agenda item to move Tucker County High School graduation date during Monday’s BOE meeting.
Photo by Beth Christian Broschart
Karsyn White asks Tucker BOE members to add agenda item to move Tucker County High School graduation date during Monday’s BOE meeting.

By Beth Christian Broschart
The Parsons Advocate

PARSONS – The Tucker County High School graduation date will be on the next Tucker County BOE agenda. Board members voted for the date of May 25, but a Tucker County senior asked BOE members to consider changing that date. Karsyn White, senior class vice president said she wanted to ask BOE members to move graduation from Thursday to Friday.
“Right now the date is Friday,” she said. “If it stays as it is, we would be leaving on our senior trip on Sunday and have to be back by Wednesday for Baccalaureate. They did that last year and my friends said it was a mad rush. They said they were doing their hair on the bus and trying to get dressed. Plus, there is always that chance that the bus would break down or wreck and it would hold it off longer.”
Karsyn said she would like for the BOE to move Baccalaureate to Thursday and Graduation to Friday.
“We would have a longer time to enjoy our senior trip we worked so hard for,” Karsyn said. “Friday graduation makes it easier for family members to make it here and be able to see their grandkids graduate.”
Karsyn said she has a list with 62 names of classmates wanting to switch graduation and baccalaureate. There are 72 students total in the senior class.
BOE members asked for the issue to be placed on the next Tucker BOE meeting agenda.
Also during Monday’s meeting Dave Mohr spoke with BOE members about the West Virginia school aid formula.
David Lambert went over the financial statements for fiscal year 2015 to 2016 that appear in today’s paper.
BOE members voted to change the location of three meetings. The Nov. 7 meeting will be at Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School; the Nov. 21 meeting will be at Tucker County High School and the Dec. 5 meeting will be at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School.
The next meeting of the Tucker County BOE is set for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Tucker County BOE Office. Local elected officials will be at that meeting to answer questions regarding education issues in the Legislature.

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