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G-OB™:Gilmer County Schools Employment – Mentor Teacher, 5/6 Elementary Teacher, NES

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AVAILABLE POSITION:

                              1.  Mentor Teacher, 5/6 Elementary Teacher, NES


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 School Year


QUALIFICATIONS:
   
•  Must be an experienced teacher

•  Prefer individual to be on staff at the same school and teach same/similar subject as teacher to be mentored

•  Be recommended by the principal and/or faculty senate

•  Be recommended by the county superintendent

•  Successfully complete all state and local mentor training, including the 12-hour Center for Prof. Development Teacher Mentor Training Program

•  Comply with all other requirements of Policy 5900 and §18A-3-2b School Laws of WV


SUPERVISION:

•  The mentor teacher will provide supervision to a beginning teacher for the purpose of providing assistance for induction into job assignment. 

•  The mentor teacher will receive supervision from, and be responsible to the building principal.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Participate as a member of a professional support team assigned to the beginning teacher. This team shall be responsible for providing supervision for all areas of the beginning teacher’s job description and assignments.

2) Attend, supervise, and extend the county and school employee orientations held during the first part of the employment year

3) Cooperate in an effort to coordinate his/her planning period with that of the beginning teacher, if possible.

4) Observe the beginning teacher’s classroom teaching skills for at least one hour per week during the first half of the school year. (Observation time may be reduced to one hour every two weeks during the second half of the school year at the discretion of the mentor teacher in consultation with the principal.

5) Provide supervision through weekly meetings with the beginning teacher. During these meetings the mentor and beginning teacher will discuss the performance of the beginning teacher and any needed improvements. (During the second semester if the mentor teacher and principal decide that the observations described in the previous item may be reduced, weekly meetings may also be reduced to those held every other week.

6) Participate in monthly meetings of the support team to discuss the performance of the beginning teacher.

7) Participate in the design, planning, and implementation of and/or make recommendations of staff development activities for completion by the beginning teacher.

8) Cooperate in being released from regular duties to perform the duties of the Mentor (Alternative to the position of substitute teachers may be sought.)

9) Complete the 12-hour Center for Professional Development Teacher Mentor Training Program.

10) Assume other duties as directed by the building principal.


SALARY:  $600

SUBMIT letter of application to:

                                              Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                              Gilmer County Schools
                                              201 North Court Street
                                              Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.


P15-001-09  
POSTED: 09.17.14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-04
Posted: 09.16.14

G-OB™:Gilmer County Schools Employment–Elementary Boys Basketball Coach-GES, NES, SFES, TES

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-02
Posted: 09.16.14

G-OB™:Gilmer County Schools Employment–Elementary Girls Basketball Coach-GES, NES, SFES, TES

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-03
Posted: 09.16.14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Mentor Teachers: Spanish, Social Studies, Music

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Title:
Mentor Teachers: Spanish, Social Studies, Music, GCHS; 5/6 grade Teacher, NES

Description:
The mentor teacher will provide supervision to a beginning teacher for the purpose of providing assistance for induction into job assignment.   
The mentor teacher will receive supervision from, and be responsible to the building principal. 

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School/Normantown Elementary

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
Must be an experienced teacher 

Prefer individual to be on staff at the same school and teach same/similar subject as teacher to be mentored 

Be recommended by the principal and/or faculty senate 

Be recommended by the county superintendent 

Successfully complete all state and local mentor training, including the 12-hour Center for Prof. Development Teacher Mentor Training Program 

Comply with all other requirements of Policy 5900 and §18A-3-2b School Laws of WV 

Salary:

$600

Closing Date:
2014.09.15

Comments:

SUBMIT: letter of application and resume. Current employees submit bid sheet located on the county website. 
 
P15-001-08

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – SAT Coordinator (EXTRA-CURRICULAR) NEED 6

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POSITION TITLE: SAT Coordinator (EXTRA-CURRICULAR) NEED 6


JOB LOCATION: GES (1), NES (1), SFES (1), TES (1), GCHS (2)


GRADE LEVEL: Elementary, Middle, High School


REPORTS TO: Superintendent or His Designee


QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a teacher at one of the above-listed schools


RESPONSIBILITY:

• Each school principal/building administrator shall be responsible for establishing a Student Assistance Team.

• All schools will be assigned a Students Assistance Team Coordinator (s) to assist building administrators who shall serve as the SAT chairperson.  The SAT Coordinator will accept referrals from staff, parents, and/or community agencies.

• Meetings will be scheduled as needed to review individual student needs and will develop and implement appropriate intervention strategies.

• Maintain appropriate documentation of its activities.

• Each SAT will be trained in appropriate instructional and behavioral intervention strategies, as well as referral procedures.

• Other duties may be assigned by the Superintendent.


SALARY: $800


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 School Year


CLOSING DATE: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:00 PM


SUBMIT BID SHEET TO:
                                              Gabriel J. Devono, Superintendent
                                              Gilmer County Schools
                                              201 N. Court Street
                                              Glenville, WV 26351
                                              “gjdevono@k12.wv.us”

E15-001-01
Posted: 0984

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Substitute Custodian

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POSITION: Substitute Custodian


JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF:   CUSTODIAN

REPORTS TO: School Principal or Central Office Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. The service employee shall maintain positive work habits.  The performance criteria for this area shall include:

    A. Observation of work hours.
    B. Attendance.
    C. Compliance with rule.
    D. Safety practices.
    E. Meeting schedules.
    F. Accepting change.
    G. Appearance of work area.
    H. Initiative.
    I. Attitude.

II. The service employee performs duties efficiently and productively.  The performance criteria for this area shall include:

    A. Work judgments.
    B. Planning and organizing.
    C. Quality of work.
    D. Accepting responsibility.
    E. Following instructions.
    F. Efficiency under stress.
    G. Operation and care of equipment.
    H. Work coordination.

III. The service employee maintains and/or upgrades skills.  The performance criteria for this area shall include:

    A. Knowledge of work.
    B. Job-related training.
WVBE Policy 5314


ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Cleans, sweeps, mops or buffs all areas of the building assigned.

2. Cleans and sanitizes all plumbing fixtures and drinking fountains daily.

3. Cleans unusual classroom spills on demand.

4. Cleans carpet area with vacuum cleaner or scrubbing machine as appropriate.

5. Removes all waste and trash from his/her area and prepares it for proper disposal daily.

6. Washes windows and waxes floor on a regular basis.

7. Sweeps sidewalks and removes debris from grounds as needed. 

8. Reports repairs beyond his/her ability to the principal and/or maintenance supervisor. 

9. Insures that unnecessary lights are off to conserve energy.

10. Insures that building is securely locked.

11. Maintains the school grounds in a clean, attractive manner.

12. Maintains positive work habits.

13. Performs duties efficiently and productively.

14. Maintains and/or upgrades skills.

15. Performs other related duties assigned by the school building principal.
16. The employee understands that he/she must be physically able to handle, lift, move or maneuver large cleaning equipment, move desks, chairs or other classroom furniture and equipment as needed and bend, reach or push as required during course of performing duties of a custodian


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 School Year


QUALIFICATIONS:

• High School Diploma or GED

• Must pass the state mandated test for Custodians

• Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out the responsibilities of the position


SALARY: Based on Gilmer County Salary Scale, commensurate with job classification and years of service
   
SUBMIT:
 
• Application for employment; Current transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations. 

• Current employees submit Bid Sheet (located on the county website).

• Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Send these documents to:

                                              Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                              Gilmer County Schools
                                              201 North Court Street
                                              Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  Monday, September 15, 2014 – 3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.


S15-001-07(a)
POSTED: 09.08.14

Governor Tomblin, Time For The State To Rethink Its Takeover of Gilmer’s Schools?

The Gilmer Free Press

More than three years ago the State, with Gayle Minchin’s blessings, made a surprise move on Gilmer County by seizing complete control of our schools. Unlike the State Board of Education’s standard practice of giving formal advance warning to provide a county designated time for correcting deficiencies or to risk takeover, Gilmer County was denied that consideration.

After the State’s takeover all our County Board of Education’s authority was stripped. From the outset its members were not permitted to have input in deciding anything related to the administration of our school system. Until a few months ago all the Board was permitted to do during monthly meetings was to engage in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag,  and the State refused to even permit concerns of individual Board members to be aired at meetings. That harsh treatment by the State neutered the Board.

After the State heralded nine months ago that partial control was restored to the Board that turned out to be highly misleading. When our Board members are asked to reveal what they have been allowed to do differently since the so-called partial restoration of authority, specific examples cannot be cited. It is known that the State refused to include all the Boards passed motions in meeting minutes and to follow up on that body’s democratically approved actions.  Under the State’s heavy handed style the Board has had no input on how the County’s school system money is spent, personnel hiring practices, curriculum, and other important elements of running a school system. Referring to the State’s overreach and its dictatorial control at the local level is strong language, but in our County’s case it is challenging to describe what happened more benignly.

While under State control the County’s Board did not have any input in selecting the site for a new elementary school, the amount paid for the Cedar Creek site which was exorbitant at close to $5,500 per acre paid by the State, and it certainly had no role in awarding the no-bid contract to the architectural firm the State selected for the project.

Money to pay for the selected site and other undisclosed expenditures by the State depleted the County’s surplus funds without clear accounting for how those funds were spent. That spending without accountability proves that the State’s attitude is that Gilmer County is not entitled to transparency, a bulwark in open democracies. When asked about remaining money to be spent for site development of the Cedar Creek school site including constructing a costly new road to the difficult to access site, and all the remaining money Gilmer County will have to pay until the school would open, the State refuses to disclose details. Energy for the school is another serious issue. When the site selection process occurred under strict State control, assured access to cheap natural gas for heating was not a top priority so that abundant fuel will not be used. This serious planning blunder will impose an unnecessary economic penalty for the County for decades, and all the extra costs over the school’s lifetime are kept secret by the State.
Blockage of transparency has been an unwavering trademark of how the State has operated during its Gilmer county tenure. What better evidence is there than the State’s failure to openly disclose what it has achieved to date in eliminating school system deficiencies alleged to have existed, and precisely what remains to be corrected before the system will be returned to local control? Are there remaining deficiencies in the Board’s central office or schools including administrative, teaching and support staffs? Or are there problems with the Board itself in need of correction? Whatever problems may be, citizens deserve to be informed of them and to be advised what the State has done, if anything, to make our school system better than it was before takeover.

We hear that a more professional way of doing business began with Mr. Gabriel Devono’s assignment as the State’s superintendent. Proof of changes for the better must be supportable by documentable evidence, not cheerleading and evasive substitutes with repeats of the typical Gilmer County theme from elitists trumpeting “trust us we know what is best for you”.

Considering what happened under inflexible State control is it time to put the new Cedar Creek School on hold, and to take a comprehensive fresh look at what Gilmer County should do to benefit its children most instead of continuing to lurch forward? That approach would require a demonstration of courage and leadership from the Governor’s office down to include Mr. Gabriel Devono’s level. Citizens know from life experiences that it is never too late to stop being victimized by bad decisions. Expectations for responsible behavior should apply to the State too.

The Gilmer Free Press
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Long before the takeover of the Gilmer school system, the Charleston Board of Education had all ready established their reputation.

Ask ANY of the intervention school systems and you will see the same response, obvious pattern appear.  Gilmer is just the latest of their misguided actions, although Gilmer does appear to be the only POLITICALLY MOTIVATED intervention.

Communication from the Takeover Board of Education is limited, yea, can we say non-existent?  Intervention school boards will all tell you they cannot get straightforward, honest answers to their questions.  It’s always ‘I’ll get back to you, I’ll check and see’, or simply silence.  No response.

“Give Gabe a Chance” someone implied?  He will follow well his predecessors lead, who was simply the water boy for Gayle Manchin’s mostly husband’s board.  That would be Senator Joe Manchin of course.

Ask any of the schools if they were ever given anything that resembled a informed “exit plan”, list of instructions and short comings, that would be the worksheet for their respective boards to regain control.

You see how all the legislators and the Governor hide from this grand fiasco?

To “rethink” would to admit,  that possibly the WV State Board of Education, may have made a mistake.

By You Know They Won't  on  09.08.2014

Wrong since the days of AJ Manchin.  Wrong since Earl Ray owned Southern Amusement,sold it to Ferrell and the Logan County Prosecutor refused to prosecute all the illegal doings with the gray machines , Wrong since his wife was President of WV Community Tech with his Mom getting over $200,000 a time from the WV Greyhound Breeder Development Fund while as acting governor he signed Senate bill 550 into law establishing the Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund. It was wrong of Joe M to have his cousins in high paying positions then appoint his own wife to a nine year term in 2007 to the State Board of Education before he waltzed out the door to DC leaving his buddy in charge of West Virginia.  It’s wrong that Wade Linger was put on that board with his technology companies.  Wrong that Lloyd Jackson was made a member of that board and his own Lincoln County was released out from under State BOE intervention.

It was wrong when Gayle Manchin lied to take over Gilmer County Schools and promote the State BOE political agenda to put only one school in this county for the Gilmer County social club known as the CUBIES whose only goal was to keep their darling boy Toman’s job and keep the funds flowing to Joe’s campaign. It has been wrong to let two past GSC employees hold hands with the state for the past three years in what they themselves call” principled closed door meetings” to make followers believe they could get control of one elementary school and one high school returned the good old boy way, their way. The whole time saying keep still to people that knew better because the only thing they have pushed was county consolidation How many refused to listen then. Can you hear them now?

Now you say rethink?  Better think of how to pay for anything.  For a new school site to have a chance to serve the students the right way we need two schools. One east and one west.  $486, 000 is now gone and 80 acres of land off the tax rolls that could never meet the need. Still have to give the SBA $980,000 local money.  Also, $183,000 plus an additional $110,000 went to Lewis County and that school can’t be stopped by Gilmer County. It’s a done deal. This county’s going to go in debt.

If the state would let us, we might be able to do is to bite the bullet, quit throwing good money after bad, and pay $200,000 more for the Grass Run site that’s already core drilled and was SBA approved with minimum site prep for one elementary school.  Then keep Glenville Elementary open as a school until such time as the people can see a way to fund a second new elementary school. Gilmer County people can do this.  By the time that’s paid off it probably will be time for a new High School/Middle School about 15 years down the road.  Try to meet that need then. But meet the needs of as many of our youngest possible now and keep them going to school in their home county where they belong without spending hours on a bus.

By Last Chance?  on  09.08.2014

The State has withheld information from Gilmer County and when it was forced to give out any it always kept it to a minimum to add to our uncertainty. That is because knowledge is power and the State’s game is to keep citizens uninformed. Think of this besides. What incentive do State appointed superintendents have to conduct business quickly as possible and to leave? Blankenship got more than $120,000 plus perks a year, Ted Matterin is said to have received 100s of dollars an hour for being his mentor and now along comes Gabe. Failing to give us informative progress reports, to inform us what rehab remained to be done, and to give us an exit date falls right in place of hanging on as long as possible to milk the County. You want to know when the State will leave? It will be when all the money is gone and the big boys have packed their pockets.

By Nestor  on  09.08.2014

Gabriel DeVono will do his two years at one hundred thirty thousand with a raise next year following every single instruction of the State BOE.

All he wants is for it to be as easy as possible.  To have everybody go along to make his life here easy because following the state is hard enough without having to fool with us asking silly questions.
Earl Ray can’t run for Governor next term, Gayle Manchin’s stint on the State Board runs out 2015.  Mark Manchin of the SBA ran to higher ground as Harrison County Superintendent.  Gus Penix is retiring as Director of the OEPA in October. Howard O’Cull is talking retirement from the WV School Board Association.

One more time the chosen few will try not to leave anyone important enough behind to be held accountable for the mess they’ve made of the school system or knows enough to tell about it.

By W A R  on  09.09.2014

One strategy the State uses with finesse in intervened counties is to plot to make it appear that a board was somehow involved in making bad decisions and it eventually leaves a mess behind to fix. Classic example of state-sponsored use of divide and conquer.  The Gilmer Board should band together and not let the State misuse it. Perhaps a “set the record straight” campaign by a unified board would help Gilmer. The State is taking advantage of the fact that many people here, seemingly to include some board members, are too frightened to speak out to expose the truth. Something must be done to deal with the disinformation ripping the County apart to turn good citizens against each other through manipulation. Just because a highly vocal and limited few individuals repeat something to cause chaos that does not prove that they know the facts. Their conduct may be from promotion of self-serving agendas, not concerns for what is best for the County’s children.

By Gilmer Needs Facts  on  09.09.2014

The Cedar Creek school site purchase agreement for the 82 acres at $5,400 an acre involved Shelly Morris Demarino, Esq. who represented the seller. Is there something to the Gilmer County folk lure that any time ground is broken a Morris makes money one way or another?

By Public Record Watch  on  09.09.2014

When the federal auditors and investigators finish with the Dept of Agriculture they need to head over to the WV School Building Authority, the WV Department of Education and to RESA.  If Charleston is forced to prove how they spent federal money over just the last 15 years there would likely be enough federal corruption charges filed to clear the snake pit and stop us being treated like we live in a communist country.
If the Legislators go along with the State Board of Education to force the counties together under one of their hand picked head honchos it will be the last yes vote we ever cast for a excess school levy. They can bet that won’t be the only no vote on the ballot that day or years to come.

By Plowe  on  09.09.2014

Why did Williams & Shriver go from a Platinum Sponsor to being a Presidential Partner of the WV Association of School Board Administrators while Frank DeVono became Vice President.  Then say how W & S got a multi million no bid contract to build a Gilmer County school that nobody wants.  There’s plenty of behind closed door action since the State BOE always sends at least one of their people to every one of the meetings.  Can anyone name all the players in this dog and pony show? Can’t see to read the list for all the smoke and mirrors.

By Questions  on  09.09.2014

TO Questions,  your answer is in your question.
All are members of the Kanawha Kounty Koruption Klub?  Sort of like the JV Crooked County Club but with the professional big boys playing the game?

By anyone on the take  on  09.10.2014

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William Lee ‘Bill’ Kerby

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William Lee ‘Bill’ Kerby

Age 74, of Normantown, WV passed away July 29, 2014 at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

Born December 23, 1939 in Gilmer County, WV he was a son of the late William Hagan Kerby and Della Bennett.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his son Richard Arthur ‘Ricky’‘ Kerby.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Swanson Kerby.

In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated and a private service was held followed by burial on the Bennett Farm of Lower Run in Gilmer County.

Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville was in charge of arrangements.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Itinerant Physical Education Teacher - NES, TES

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Title:
Itinerant Physical Education Teacher

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
I. The teacher shall implement the programs of study.   
II. The teacher fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning.  
III. The teacher utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning. 
IV. The teacher monitors student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives.  
V. The teacher communicates effectively within the educational community, and with parents on a regular basis.  
VI. The teacher meets professional responsibilities. 
VII. The teacher demonstrates competency in the knowledge and implementation of technology standards.

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary/Troy Elementary

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Physical Education PK-6

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience

Closing Date:
2014.09.05

Comments:
SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Current transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations.  
P15-202-03

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

John Henderson Boggs

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John Henderson Boggs

Age 86, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away August 23, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 15, 1928, in Orton, WV, a son of the late Ernest C. and Claudia Henderson Boggs.

He graduated from Normantown High School in Gilmer County, WV, in 1946. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 15. He retired from Dupont after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Deem Boggs (whom he married on March 18, 1950); one son, Mark D. “Doug” (Helen “Cookie”) Boggs, of Parkersburg; one daughter, Jane M. (Mike) Rice of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Seth D. (Tracy) Boggs of Parkersburg, Jessica L. (Jerry) Bean of Pensacola, FL, and Jonathon Rice of Morgantown, WV; one stepbrother, William (Paula) Ferrell of Middlebourne, WV; three sisters-in-law, Virda, Frances and Dot Boggs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Betty Boggs of Middlebourne, WV. He was the last surviving brother of Bernard, George, Junior, Wayne, Bill and Jack.

At John’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be given in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 08.18.14

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

Phillip W. Peggs Sr.

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Phillip W. Peggs Sr.

Age 64, of Parkersburg, WV passed on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born July 10, 1950, in Glenville, WV, to Harry G. and Claris (Bush) Peggs.

He retired from Steers Heating and Cooling as a HVACR Technician. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Victoria Peggs; two sons, Phillip Peggs Jr. and Gerald Glenn Peggs, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; his mother, Claris Peggs of Vienna; and one sister, Linda James of Normantown, WV.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Glenn Peggs.

Memorial contributions in Phillip’s name may be made to the American Lung Association and/or American Heart Association.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Gilmer County Schools 014-2015 Bus Schedules

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G-LtE™: -Short Analysis of Gilmer Schools Bus Routes…...Simmons Claims Progress?

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The following is what the West Virginia State Board of Education has handed our children and residents of Gilmer County.
These schedules were possibly set by former State hired GC Superintendent Blankenship, prior to his retirement.

Current State selected Superintendent Devano is now responsible for this situation along with Mr. Simmons, local BOE president.

The bus schedule of course, only applies to what would be considered best weather and road conditions.  In inclement weather the ride times, of course, will naturally increase.


Just read how many of our bus routes do not met state mandated “1 hour” travel time maximum:

•  bus #65 Glenville—meets requirements

•  bus #69 Glenville—meets requirements

•  bus #63 Glenville—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #67 Sand Fork—17 minutes over requirement

•  bus #66 Sand Fork—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #68 Sand Fork—20 minutes over requirement

•  bus #62 Sand Fork—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #64 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #65 Normantown—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #56 Normantown—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #63 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #70 Normantown—3 minutes over requirement

•  bus #60 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #59 Troy area—15 minutes over requirements

•  bus #61 Troy area—8 minutes over requirements

•  bus #55 Troy area—15 minutes over requirements


The tally here is obvious.  ONLY 2 of our 14 bus routes meet the WV State mandated travel requirements.

Examine the TOTAL, away from home time, for these children.  Some of these kiddies climb on their bus at 6:30 AM and don’t get home until almost 5:00 o’clock.

This is a absolutely horrid statistic!  These bus routes fail by over 85% to meet requirements of West Virginia Law!

A failure of gigantic proportions of the State Board of Intervention Education.

Thank you WV State Board of Intervention Education.

~~  author on file ~~

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EarMason Nicholson

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EarMason Nicholson

Age 90 of Normantown, WV, departed this life early Friday morning August 08 2014 at the Cedar Ridge Center Nursing Facility, in Sissonville, WV following an short illness.

Born December 03, 1926 in Gilmer County, WV, son of the late Henry Dow and Ona Furr Nicholson.

Earl was a graduate of Normantown High School and Glenville State College. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. In his younger years he enjoyed Glenville State College sports and spent a lot of time raising cattle. Earl was also a retired Area Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Resources.

In September of 1960 Earl was united in marriage to Kathleen Fox Nicholson, who preceded him in death on December 28, 1996.

Surviving is 1 daughter, Vicki Jordan and husband Steve of Charleston, WV, 1 grandson, Paul Jordan of Fayetteville, NC and 2 sisters, Manoka Collins and husband James of Butler, PA, and Betty Fahey and husband Paul of Fairmont, WV.

Along with his wife and parents Earl was preceded in death by 1 brother, Burl Nicholson, and 2 sisters, Jean Marshall and V. Helen Norman.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, WV with Full Military Honors provided by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 12-1 PM Wednesday afternoon at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Earl Nicholson with arrangements.

Public School Education:  Who Is Responsible?

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For the past two years, I have served as President of the Gilmer County Board of Education through the complexities of State intervention and plans for school consolidation. During this time, the Board managed the approval of a much-needed excess levy, initiated action to improve academic performance at the high school, achieved SBA funding for the new Cedar Creek Elementary School.  We also have had most of the Board’s local authority restored except for personnel and finance for major facility expenditures.  With all this said, the Board remains virtually powerless and frustrated as the general public expects the Board to be informed and knowledgeable on the key functions of a school board.  Communication between the State and State-Appointed Superintendent and the local board has been poor to say the least.

According to the most recent national statistics, West Virginia spends a high dollar per pupil in its public schools and yet ranks forty sixth out of fifty states in performance results in basic subjects like math and English.  In the past two years I have attended a multitude of meetings across the state which proposed to indoctrinate board members on solutions to current problems in public school education.  Among the various counties in the state, Gilmer County Schools are near the median in basic reading and math.  Our vocational students show very weak preparation in basic skills.  The Gilmer County Board of Education unanimously passed a Resolution and later a formal agenda item specifying certain improvement expectations in basic skill performance and ACT scores.  To date, the Board has had little feedback on strategies being employed to elevate performance at Gilmer County High School.

We know that public school education is in trouble. What is the solution? Every puzzle is made up of many pieces and to make a complete puzzle, all the pieces must fit together. Whether our problem is the quality of teaching, effective administration, financial resources, technology, changing family structure, lack of initiative, or a complex combination of factors, we know that educational outcomes are measurably short of expectations.

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Until the taxpayers, businesspeople, and the general public demand more accountability from elected officials, the gap between educational investment and outcomes will remain great. Any beauracracy is self-protective and the public education system is no exception.  Who is responsible and accountable for our public schools?  IS it the State Department of Education?  Is it the Legislature?  Is it the Teacher’s Unions?  Is it the State Board of Education?  What role does the local Board play? All of these questions need to be explored and answered.

Actually, in my forty-five years of educational experience on a variety of levels and many capacities, I have concluded that running an effective school is fairly straightforward. First of all, those who are responsible must have a vision that is understood and shared.  Any successful school must have good teachers, effective principals, adequate facilities, clear goals and a high degree of cooperation and accountability.  Also, those who manage must be able to hire the most able personnel and be permitted to make personnel changes deemed necessary for the good of the school.  With the growing scarcity of financial resources it is imperative that administrators have the flexibility to place those resources where most critically needed.  Until competent administrators are allowed to run our schools, we will continue to rationalize and play games with the education of our children.  Today’s world is full of all kinds of gimmicks, quick fixes and easy outcomes.  However, a student does not learn to write by reading about writing nor can math be mastered in the abstract.

I do not propose to have all the answers to improving the educational environment in our schools, but there is an abundance of past experience for us to draw upon going back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.  Socrates did not have modern educational technology but we still use the Socratic Method in almost every school and academic discipline.  Why not take a look at teaching methodologies that have produced success? When alumni and former students return to their old schools, they seldom inquire about their old computer.  They ask about their teachers!  In our quest to make money and achieve some political advantage, we often overlook the fact that education is a personal, humanizing experience.

On a final note, here in Gilmer County we have historically been an education county.  However, in recent years we have seen our share of political forces at work.  The result has been State intervention and an audit report which should be an embarrassment to all of us.  Some of those political forces are local and some are broader in scope and with different agendas but together they have created tensions, forced decisions and actions which may take decades to reconcile.  Until leadership emerges from the highest levels in our state to provide a vision and a clear path for the individual counties to follow, we will continue to spend money, have meetings galore, propose philosophical solutions, expect much and demand little and make no real change in the quality of our public schools.

For over three years now people I greatly respect have encouraged me to use my educational experience to help re-habilitate the county schools.  While much progress has been made, State intervention and politics have proved frustrating and revealing.  Now those same people both in the county and out tell me that they appreciate my efforts but understand that forces other than education remain as obstacles. Citizens in this county and other counties must unite if their children are to be provided the kind of quality education and training that they expect in an intensely competitive society.  Even those who are fortunate enough to have outstanding educations face uphill* challenges as they seek a place in the new global society.

~~  William K. Simmons, PhD ~~

Arlou Minney (nee Moss)

The Gilmer Free Press

Arlou Minney (nee Moss)

Age 77, passed away Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at Keystone Pointe, Ohio, following a brief illness.

Arlou was born May 08, 1937 in Normantown, West Virginia, to Clarence and Laura.

She was a graduate of Normantown High School.

Arlou married Edward Minney on December 19, 1955.

Her interests were crocheting and sewing and she loved to spend time talking with family and friends. She enjoyed listening to gospel/bluegrass music and reading the Bible. Arlou was also a NASCAR fan and Cleveland Indians Fan and enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Edward; daughters, Cindy (William) Wasil and Lois Webber, both of LaGrange; son, Edward W. (Denise) of Columbia Station; sisters, Carol (Steve) Sprouse and Barbara (Bill) Jones, both of Normantown, West Virginia; brothers, Paul (Bobbi) of Tanner, West Virginia and Donnie (Emiline) of Parkersburg, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Laura (nee Marks); sister, June Smith; brothers, Kenny and Wayne; and granddaughter, Molly Webber.

She loved well and she was well loved. She will be greatly missed on this side of Heaven.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM, Friday, August 08, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, 440.322.4626 and also 10 to 11 AM, Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 39888 Parsons Road, Grafton, where services will be held at 11 AM.

Pastor Bob Wickens of the Church of the Open Door, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Grafton.

West Virginia Schools Beginning New Academic Year

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Public school students in West Virginia are starting to head back to class.

The new academic year began Tuesday in Braxton and Wayne counties.

Students in Cabell County return to school on Wednesday.

Schools in Mercer County will begin classes on Thursday.

Students in 20 other counties will return to class next week.

Gilmer and Calhoun Counties begin the year on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following week, classes will begin in 30 counties.

Brooke County students will be the last to return to school. Classes begin August 25, 2014.

The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Board of Education advised motorists on Tuesday to pay attention and to obey school bus signals when students are getting on or off buses.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Substitute Aide 2014-15 School Year

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Title:
Substitute Aide 2014-15 school year

Description:
1.  Maintain confidentiality of students and their families. Direct all inquiries for any information through classroom teacher. 
 
2.  Supervise students in presence or absence of teacher. 
 
3.  Assist in toileting needs of children (training, diapering, cleaning child as necessary). 
 
4.  Assist in feeding needs of children (preparing foods to be served, feeding, training, cleanup routines). 
 
5.  Assist in health and hygiene programs(such as brushing teeth, etc.) 
 
6.  Maintain health and sanitation needs of environment (such as washing utensils, disinfecting furniture or materials, etc.)  
 
7.  Provide individual or group training as instructed by classroom teacher. 
 
8.  Maintain data pertinent to individual progress of students. 
 
9.  Prepare instructional materials as directed by teacher. 
 
10.  Follow behavior management approach to training sessions, and disruptive behavior. 
 
11.  Any and all duties assigned by principal. 
 
12.  Assist in transportation of students by riding the mode of transportation, if needed. 
 
 

Job Location or School Name:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
Must have GED or high school diploma 
Must pass state service personnel competency test for Aide 
Must meet all other requirements for a Substitute Aide Position (CPR and First Aid Training) 

Salary:
Based on State Salary Scale for Service Personnel

Closing Date:
2014.08.12

Comments:
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION A LETTER OF APPLICATION/RESUME MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 
 
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Board of Education 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
S15-001-08

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

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G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Special Education Teacher (Half-Time) - NES

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Title:
Special Education Teacher (Half-Time)

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
I. The teacher shall implement the programs of study.   
II. The teacher fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning.  
III. The teacher utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning. 
IV. The teacher monitors student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives.  
V. The teacher communicates effectively within the educational community, and with parents on a regular basis.  
VI. The teacher meets professional responsibilities.  
VII. The teacher demonstrates competency in the knowledge and implementation of technology standards.  
 
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: 
 
1.Provides individual and/or group instruction. 
 
2.Participates in SAT meetings for students and recommends education modifications to team. 
 
3.Participates in SAT review for evaluating effectiveness of educational modifications or recommends SAT screening or multi-disciplinary assessment. 
 
4.Observes students in the regular classroom setting. 
 
5.Administers SAT screening tests to students referred through SATs. 
 
6.Prepares and submits to the Office of Special Education signed written reports of SAT test results and recommendations for multidisciplinary assessment. 
 
7.Attends Eligibility Committee Meetings/IEP meetings upon notification of the building principal or special education director. 
 
8.Prepares individual education plans (IEPs) stating goals and objectives for each student receiving services. 
 
9.Reviews and revises the IEPs annually. 
 
10.Maintains valid and up-to-date student records. 
 
11.Informs parents regularly of their children’s progress and seeks their cooperation and support. 
 
12.Sends student progress reports to parents as required. 
 
13.Consults with classroom teachers, parents, and others regarding student progress and suggestions for educational modifications. 
 
14.Attends special education staff meetings. 
 
15.Attends and/or participates in special education in-service/continuing education and other staff development activities. 
 
16.Informs the principal/special education director of concerns or potential problems regarding the program. 
 
17.Submits requisitions for materials to the building principal. 
 
18.Maintains an inventory of materials purchased to serve special students. 
 
19.Maintains professional standards in compliance with the laws, procedures, and policies set forth in federal, state, and county regulations. 
 
20.Performs other duties assigned by the principal and director of special education. 
 

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary

City:
Normantown

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Special Education, Multi Categories K-6 
   
Qualifies or agrees to qualify as a “Highly Qualified Teacher”.   
 
Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience

Closing Date:
2014.08.11

Comments:

SUBMIT:   
•Application for employment; Copy of WV Teaching Certificate; Current transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations    

•Current employees submit Bid Sheet (located on the county website). 
 
P15-202-01(c) 

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

G-LtE™: Will Gilmer County Regain Control of Its School System?

The Gilmer Free Press

If recent events are any indication, that is very unlikely!!!

One of the things that Gilmer County was cited for when the state took over was questionable hiring practices.

Recently, a position was posted where the most experienced applicant was not even interviewed, and the applicant with no experience was recommended for the job.

Could it be that our old “buddy system” where we hire our friends and family is at play, or since the decision makers were hired this way, were they simply passing on tradition?

~~  Author on File ~~

Rain Gauge Volunteer for Gilmer County

Wes-Mon-Ty Resource Conservation & Development Project

Receives Grant Funds for Weather Data Collection

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Don Bailey, Rain Gauge Volunteer and Jane Collins,
Soil Conservation Supervisor for Gilmer County


West Virginia’s topography causes dramatic variability of the state’s weather and climate. The rapid changes in elevation cause variations in temperature and precipitation, in an otherwise small geographical area.

Wes-Mon-Ty Resource Conservation & Development Project (WesMonTy RC&D), a local non-profit organization which supports projects that promote the wise use of natural resources received a grant from the West Virginia Conservation Agency.

Grant funds are being used to increase volunteer weather observation and recordkeeping throughout WesMonTy RC&D’s twelve county area.

Don Bailey, a resident/residents of Normantown, WV has been participating in this weather monitoring project.

He is one of several volunteers from Gilmer County and surrounding counties which were provided a rain gauge, evapotranspiration gauge, and offered instructional training.

Each time a rain, hail or snow storm crosses our area, volunteers take measurements of precipitation from the rain gauge and evapotranspiration gauge.

The rain gauges will measure all precipitation including rainfall, hail, and snowfall amounts, and the evapotranspiration gauge simulates the amount of water lost from the soil and vegetation.

These precipitation and evapotranspiration reports are then recorded daily on the website www.cocorahs.org.

The data are then displayed and organized for many end users to analyze and apply to daily situations ranging from drought analysis and severe storm warnings to neighbors comparing how much rain fell in their backyards.

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 28, 2014 - Tonight

The Gilmer Free Press

The Normantown Improvement & Care Committee’s meeting held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church went real well.

Even though the attendance was few in number Donna Moore feels very positive of the goals to help out those in need in the small community.

Those in attendance (as well as those that contacted her that were not able to make the meeting) were very eager to help in whatever way they were needed.

“We did discuss some necessary issues and made some decisions regarding goals but would like more community involvement.”

The group is to meet again Monday night July 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the same place (The pavilion behind the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church).

The whole community is invited (Men and Women).

If you need to contact Donna Moore for any information fell free to do so at 304.462.5394.

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 28, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

The Normantown Improvement & Care Committee’s meeting held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church went real well.

Even though the attendance was few in number Donna Moore feels very positive of the goals to help out those in need in the small community.

Those in attendance (as well as those that contacted her that were not able to make the meeting) were very eager to help in whatever way they were needed.

“We did discuss some necessary issues and made some decisions regarding goals but would like more community involvement.”

The group is to meet again Monday night July 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the same place (The pavilion behind the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church).

The whole community is invited (Men and Women).

If you need to contact Donna Moore for any information fell free to do so at 304.462.5394.

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.24.14

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before October 22, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Stephen F. Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Junior Moore Jeane Fay Fisher PO Box 324 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Bubby K. Ferguson Bubby A. Ferguson 2016 West Maple Street None Required None Required
Lansing, MI 48015
Emogene Stansberry Mawahna Gifford PO Box 22 None Required None Required
Smithville, WV 26178
Willard C. Turner Marguerite C. Turner 1924 Barbecue Road None Required None Required
Normantown, WV 25267

 


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 24, 2014

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 21, 2014 - Tonight

The Gilmer Free Press

An organizational meeting will be held on Monday evening July 21, 2014 at 7 o’clock at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church pavilion on Gassaway Road, Normantown, WV.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how the community can provide assistance to the elderly.

Contact Donna Moore at 304.462.5394 or email for more information.

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 07.21.14 - Today

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

The public agenda for July 21, 2014 meeting of the Gilmer County Board of Education Special Meeting:

1.  Call to Order

2.  Policies

3.  Approval of Minutes

4.  Student Transfers

5.  Adjournment

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