PARKERSBURG — The Wooden County Board of Training authorised the conveyance of the previous Williamstown Elementary College to the Metropolis of Williamstown on Tuesday night.
The transfer was one in every of a number of objects unanimously authorised on the board’s consent agenda throughout a comparatively quick assembly.
College students moved to the brand new Williamstown Elementary at 430 Caroline Ave., the previous web site of the Fenton Artwork Glass plant, at first of the 2020-21 faculty yr. The previous faculty, on Elizabeth Road, will probably be turned over to town at no cost.
Contacted after the board assembly, Williamstown Mayor Paul Jordan stated he expects Williamstown Metropolis Council to deal with the ultimate steps to get the property transferred at its first assembly in January. A minimum of a portion of the constructing will probably be demolished.
Potential makes use of which have been mentioned for the property embrace an emergency shelter, group middle or library.
Wooden County Colleges Superintendent Will Hosaflook stated he’s within the midst of visiting all the faculties within the district and assembly with pupil leaders to debate subjects like what the district can do higher and the way they really feel concerning the masks mandate imposed close to the beginning of the college yr to fight the unfold of COVID-19.
“It’s wonderful how a lot thought the scholars have when it comes to, ‘Hey, we simply need to keep in class,’” he stated.
Two dad and mom with youngsters within the district have filed go well with in Wooden County Circuit Courtroom searching for an injunction towards the masks mandate.
The board took time to honor the state champion Williamstown Excessive College volleyball crew. Board member Ron Tice stated he’s a volleyball referee and loved working their regional match at Ritchie County Excessive College.
“Not solely had been they nicely coached, however they performed exceptionally onerous,” he stated. “The third factor, that impressed me, was they confirmed good sportsmanship.”
Two lecturers had been additionally acknowledged on the assembly.
Parkersburg Excessive College’s J.R. Bunner has been named the Nationwide Affiliation of Geoscience Lecturers’ Excellent Earth Science Trainer for the Japanese Part, which incorporates eight states and a portion of Ontario in Canada. He has taught at the highschool for 4 years.
Hamilton Center College’s Hannah Eller was named the West Virginia Artwork Training Affiliation’s Center College Artwork Educator of the Yr. She is in her second yr with the district, having taught final yr at Van Devender Center College.
“It’s good to see that lecturers are acknowledged and provided that pat on the again,” board member Judy Johnson stated.