Shaw to fill BOE vacancy
Hancock school board down one since June
NEW CUMBERLAND — A former educator and wrestling coach is returning to the ranks of the Hancock County Board of Education.
Larry Shaw was named as the new member of the school board on Monday, filling a vacancy created by the June 27 resignation of board member Caroll Rosenlieb.
Board member Tim Reinard nominated Shaw and Toni Hinerman seconded the motion.
Shaw previously served on the board, being appointed Nov. 13, 2017 to finish the unexpired term of former board member John Manypenny.
He spent 33 of his 34 years in education at Oak Glen High School, where he also served as the head wrestling coach for 31 years. From 1997 to 2009, he led the Golden Bears to 13 consecutive West Virginia AA state championships. During his career, Shaw also coached 51 individual state champions and more than 160 wrestlers who earned all-state honors.
“I would like to thank all of the candidates who did come forward. We certainly appreciated the five letters of interest,” said board President Michelle Chappell.
Shaw’s term expires June 30, 2020.
In other action, the board:
¯ Elected Hinerman as the vice president of the board.
¯ Had a moment of silence for Kelsey Hayward, the former theater teacher at Oak Glen who died Monday.
¯ Announced school buses will start Aug. 27 and requests drivers do not pass buses to ensure the safety of students and faculty.
¯ Approved the resignations of countywide substitute nurse Ericka Guz; Jakquiline Conchilla, fifth grade teacher at Weir Middle School; Patricia Schultz, school counselor at Weirton Elementary; Tyler Brown, sixth grade teacher at Weir Middle School; Deanna Marsh the 2023 class sponsor at Weir High School.
¯ Approved the transfer of Alexandria Bruno from countywide substitute teacher to sixth grade teacher at Weir Middle School.
¯ Transferred Frank Crain to assistant principal at Oak Glen High School. Crain has worked as a ninth grade history teacher, a special education teacher and dean of students activity leader in the past. “I’m excited for the opportunity, and Ms. Miller did a great job last year and I hope to do the same,” said Crain. “I just want to make sure the kids get what they need.”
¯ Approved Eric Hayden as head baseball coach, Mark Shenton as assistant baseball coach and Michael Moran as head boys tennis coach at Oak Glen.
¯ Approved Gary Hostuttler as unpaid/volunteer football assistant at Weir Middle School; and Rick Provenzano as unpaid/volunteer golf assistant at Oak Glen High School.
¯ Approved the transfer of aide Holly Winterrowd from Weir High School to New Manchester Elementary.
¯ Approved Oak Glen’s supervisory aide Lora Baumgarner’s request to use four personal days for vacation from Sept. 3-6.
¯ Approved Ellen Musgrave as substitute bus operator; Christine Adams as substitute cook; Melinda Gruda as substitute cook; Penny Spilecki as substitute aide; Christina Bucklew as substitute aide; Ashley Runkel as substitute aide; Sharon DeMarco as substitute aide; and Debra Huffman as substitute aide.
¯ Approved Hancock County Savings as the bank for the payroll account and WesBanco for the general current account and dental and optical account.
¯ Passed the memorandum of understanding with Weirton Heights Daycare classroom one, The Children’s Academy, Newell Center and the Northern Panhandle Head Start Pipinos Center one and two, to provide Pre-K classrooms to the district.
¯ Announced that teachers start Aug. 20 and students start school on Aug. 22.
The board’s next regular meeting is 5 p.m. Aug. 26. It will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 19.
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