KEYSER - Needed changes to Policy 7510 were highlighted at the Oct. 30 meeting of the Mineral County Board of Education.

By Marcia Conrad
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - Needed changes to Policy 7510 were highlighted at the Oct. 30 meeting of the Mineral County Board of Education.
Policy 7510 refers to use of county facilities for sports and other activities. Currently, the policy requires a board
employee to be present at all activities in county buildings, which creates a hardship for organizations to provide practices and games outside of school operating hours. Superintendent Shawn Dilly suggested some alternatives to the policy that would allow other vetted individuals to attend these activities as a responsible person.
This revision of policy will be revisited at a later date.
In other actions, the board accepted two budget revisions recommended by Superintendent Dilly. The board also approved the creation and posting of a new
professional position at Elk Garden Primary School. The additional position is needed because of an increase in enrollment.
Personnel actions also included several resignations in both professional personnel, service personnel, and extracurricular positions. The board also approved the advertising of several positions created by these resignations.
Several volunteers were approved for Burlington Primary School, Fort Ashby Primary School, Frankfort Middle School, Keyser High School, Keyser Middle School, Keyser Primary School, New Creek Primary School, and Wiley Ford
Primary School.
Leaves of absence were approved for two individuals.
In board member comments, Dr. Tom Denne reported that he had attended the program on opioid addiction at Keyser High School and found it very enlightening. Senator Joe Manchin appeared at the event via teleconferencing
and it even made the national news.
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m at the board office. That will be the only meeting in November because of the Thanksgiving holiday.