BOE reviews policies, issues recognitions

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Three policy reviews moved to their first reading at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. The first, dealing with BOE meetings and operations and procedures, states the new time for meetings, and allows the board to move items around in their agenda, if necessary.
The second policy review concerns the early out exemption. This policy, if passed, would require students to submit regular documentation of employment or the college they are attending, or they will return to high school full time. The early out exemption would be revoked if employment or college classes are not maintained.
The third policy review is about professional personnel evaluations. The policy is being updated to comply with the state policy.
An energy audit began Tuesday and was free of charge provided by the WV Department of Education. This audit will allow LC Schools to see their energy usage, and what is performing well and what is not. Once all the data is collected, it will be maintained at the county level.
Supervisor Grace Tallhammer reported on curriculum and improving achievement. This will include Lexile scores, which measure reading level, and Quantile scores, which measures math skills. Tallhammer said they are also developing student oriented goals. She added that iReady, a computer program used by elementary school students, also measures Lexile and Quantile scores.
-Leading Creek Elementary School sixth grader Chase Moss placed first in the Literacy Fair, held at Glenville State Conference. He will attend a reading conference later this week. -Clare Moneypenny, a Lewis County High School student, placed 12th out of 51 contestants at a National Livestock Show, held in Louisville, KY.
-LCHS Art teacher, Michelle Sims, was named secondary art teacher of the year.
-The LCHS cheerleaders placed second in their regional competition and second in the Big 10 Conference. They will compete in the state tournament in December.
-Roanoke Elementary School third and fourth grade students participated in an essay and poster contest, sponsored by their Partner in Education Stonewall Resort. There was one first place essay winner, and first and second place winners for the poster contest.

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