WILLIAMSON Charles Stanford Butch West, local attorney and former Williamson mayor, was reelected president of the Mingo County Board of Education and Jacqueline Branch was again chosen as vice-president at a statutory meeting of the board Monday in the central conference center at Cinderella.
The meeting was held pursuant to West Virginia Codes and preceded the boards regular session at 6 p.m.. A board quorum present was West, Dr. J.W. Endicott and William D. Duty.
No action was taken regarding election of a RESA II Advisory Council representative although Duty, the present representative has indicated he might step down from the post.
The board voted to continue holding its regular meetings at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
West presided at the regular board meeting at which minutes of the June 2 meeting were approved. The board reviewed actions of professional and service personnel for the school system which had been preapproved by the state Board of Education.
#Information items in the boards packet included a monthly financial report as of June 30, 2009; financial statements and an audit report for individual schools for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and a flood recovery update for Gilbert Elementary and Gilbert High schools.
Ted Shriver of the Charleston firm of Williamson Shriver Architects Inc., gave a progress report on restoration and renovations to the Gilbert schools and said they should be ready for use by Aug. 19. City Construction Co. of Clarksburg is the contractor on this work under a $2.5 million contract awarded earlier by the West Virginia Board of Education, acting in lieu of the Mingo County BOE.
Shriver reported that wood for the gym floor has been brought to the gym to acclimate before being installed. He discussed other work and stated wood doors are still to be delivered to the site. The contractor has submitted a proposal to remove and replace kitchen equipment at Gilbert High. The project for the two schools calls for new floor tile, painting of walls, new doors and other improvements.
Besides City Construction Co., there are nine other contractors and suppliers involved in the Gilbert schools renovation and restoration.
A list of actions pertaining to professional and service personnel is handled in a separate Daily News story.