Board of Ed holds short meeting, votes on regular business

By Milda M. Mullins 

Moorefield Examiner 

The Hardy County Board of Education met last Monday, July 18 for a 24-minute meeting during which the board passed motions on recurring business appearing under the agenda’s new business. 

The board approved a child nutrition bid focused on securing all of the food needed to feed students, which is the same as last year. [private]

An update in language to one of the employment policies was also brought for a vote to the board. One update clarified that a background check will be completed on each applicant, but applicants are not required to get fingerprints. 

The second update removed the requirement for applicants to get a tuberculosis test, which is no longer part of the school system’s policy according to Superintendent Sheena VanMeter. Both updates to the policy were unanimously approved. 

The board also voted on their school board effectiveness policy, a set of guidelines for how board members want the school system to run. The policy is reviewed every year, currently remains the same, and was unanimously passed at the meeting. 

The last piece of new business was the approval of in-county and out-of-county transfers. These are Hardy County students who wish to attend a county school other than the one in their district, and students from other counties coming into Hardy County to attend school. The board unanimously approved all transfers. 

The next Board of Education meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at the board office, 510 Ashby Street in Moorefield. Board of Education meetings are open to the public. [/private]