BOE to meet Monday, Tuesday this week

September 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Board of Education will meet twice this week to discuss a number of matters first during a work session Monday evening followed by the board’s regular meeting Tuesday — both at 5:30 p.m. at the district’s central office at 2850 5th Ave., in Huntington.

At the Monday work session, the board will hear and discuss instructional diagnostics and data, company reports from the Cabell County Career Technology Center’s Simulated Workplace program and reports from the Every Student Succeeds Act. No action may be taken by the board during a work session meeting, which is designed to be purely informational.

At Tuesday night’s regular meeting, several various issues are up for a board vote, including a proposed change order to remove 576 square feet of damaged insulation on Huntington High School’s roof. The $1,008 project would be awarded to Boggs Roofing if approved.

The board may also vote to renew interagency agreements between the district and Cabell Health Care Center of Culloden and Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Wayne. Renewal would allow practical nursing students at the Cabell County Career Technology Center to receive clinical practice at the two facilities.

In other business, seven school field trips are also up for approval, including three for the Cabell Midland High School Future Farmers of America program. The FFA traveled to Morgantown last week with verbal permission, and if approved will travel to Ripley, West Virginia, on Sept. 26 and to Cottageville, West Virginia, on Oct. 12.

Huntington High School’s Speech and Debate Team traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, last week to compete in a tournament. Verbal permission was granted prior to the trip.

Huntington Middle School’s Western Virginia Military Academy and Lizzie Cabell Finishing School will travel to Droop Mountain Battlefield in Huntersville, West Virginia, on Oct. 4 in the Civil War Days activities and demonstrations.

Milton Middle School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to Mineral Wells on Sept. 8 to compete in a meet, and if approved will compete in meets in Boyd County, Kentucky, on Sept. 22 and Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 29.

All trips would be paid for through school funds.

The Cabell County Board of Education meets each first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are always open to the public, though public comment may only be made during regular meetings, not work sessions.

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