Shaw named to Hancock school board

NEW CUMBERLAND — Larry Shaw was named the new member of the Hancock Board of Education on Monday.

Shaw is a former Hancock County teacher and previously sat on the board.

Board member Tim Reinard nominated Shaw and Toni Hinerman seconded the nomination.

Shaw was selected to fill the seat of Caroll Rosenlieb, who resigned June 27.

“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. “Please know that we have a planning session hopefully coming up and we may find some volunteer opportunities for those individuals, because we definitely are very supported in our community and we certainly appreciate the interest.”

The board received five letters of interest for the position. 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, a member of the school district who recently passed away.

— 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 for 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 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 the district will be holding a teachers academy Aug. 14-15 at Oak Glen Middle School.

— 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.