Wood County BOE December meeting discusses vaping…


Dec 22, 2021

Larry Launstein Jr.

Employees Author
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PARKERSBURG — College students excited by cosmetology in Wooden County Faculties space are one step nearer to seeing their desires develop into actuality.

The Wooden County Faculties Board of Training voted 4-0 for a memorandum of understanding to work with West Virginia College-Parkersburg to develop this system throughout its board assembly Tuesday.

This can enable Superintendent, William Hosaflook to work with the president of WVU-Parkersburg, Dr. Chris Gilmer.

Board member Ron Tice mentioned, “It will be a nice option for students to get into higher education.”

Tice mentioned this system is being paired with an associates diploma program. Tice and Debbie Hendershot, who seconded his movement on the motion, mentioned they need to get the ball transferring on this, and have the primary class prepared.

Additionally mentioned on the assembly had been issues related to vaping and nicotine habit.

Cathy Grewe, the assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary Heart, and Kennith Prepare dinner, the director of secondary schooling for Wooden County Faculties, have been working to plot an intervention program to assist college students struggling with nicotine habit.

Grewe mentioned vaping grew to become an issue 5 years in the past, and due to that, many are actually extra hooked on nicotine than by way of smoking. In accordance with Grewe, college students conceal vaping or do it within the lavatory.

And a significant drawback, in keeping with Grewe, is the potential use of marijuana within the vapes, however mentioned there are assessments obtainable to detect marijuana in vapes.

Grewe and Prepare dinner are working to alter the offense system to present them another choice.

The primary offense can be the identical as earlier than — someday out of college. However a scholar could also be advised to do someday on the Summit Assist Heart, another faculty, for the WCS Tobacco or nicotine-vaping program upon a suggestion of the college administrator.

The second offense is three days suspension, and the third offense is 5 days suspension.

Grewe and Prepare dinner need to have the choice intervention obtainable to a scholar upon the third and subsequent offenses.

The board additionally permitted by a 4-0 vote to place new bleachers and a brand new press field within the soccer stadium at Williamstown Center/Excessive College. The mission would value roughly $624,000 and the cash has been put aside already.

If no motion is taken, the seats might develop into condemned for security causes.

The subsequent board assembly will happen Jan. 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. on the board’s central workplace at 1210 thirteenth Road in Parkersburg.

Larry Launstein Jr. will be reached at

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