DINGESS – The Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) held a regular meeting at Dingess Elementary on Tuesday, April 19.
During the time out for applause and recognition portion of the agenda, Dingess Elementary was recognized as the West Virginia Department of Education Attendance Matters March Winner for the Elementary Division.
Under the general consideration portion of the meeting, board members approved the 2016- 2017 budget.
A number of out of state field trips were also approved under general consideration. Tug Valley High School (TVHS) was approved for a trip to the Invitational Basketball Tournament. Burch Elementary was approved for a trip to the Eastern Kentucky Science Center. A number of trips were approved for Lenore PK-8. These include a trip to Mason Ohio, a trip to King’s Island and a trip to Dollywood. Kermit Pk-8 was also approved for a trip to King’s Island. The Extended Learning Center (ELC) was approved for a trip to Nashville and Atlanta.
Terri Collier and Mark Whitt presented information about the Energy Express program. According to the Energy Express website, “Energy Express is an award-winning, 8-week, summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities… Energy Express is a program under the leadership of WVU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development program. This AmeriCorps program is funded, in part, by grants from the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts and Volunteer West Virginia. Volunteer West Virginia encourages West Virginians of all ages and abilities to be involved in service to their communities. “
Graduation dates were approved for Mingo Central High School (MCHS) and TVHS. MCHS graduation is scheduled for May 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. TVHS will hold graduation ceremonies on May 14, at 1 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the BOE will be on May 17.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)