2012-12-12 / Front Page

Forbes Board Reorganizes

Bard and Helsel re-elected as president, vice president
By Jean Snyder


Teressa Bard and Byron Helsel were re-elected as president and vice-president to lead the Forbes Road School District’s Board of Directors. The election was held during the board’s reorganizational meeting held last Monday evening. Both were elected unanimously and were the only nominees for the leadership posts. Board solicitor Patrick Fanelli chaired the reorganization of the board.

In other reorganizational business, Chanin Rotz Mountz was reelected to serve as legislative chairperson, while Teressa Bard was elected for a three-year term to be Vo-Tech board representative. Deonna Carmack was elected to be the Vo-Tech alternate.

The board set the 2013 meeting times as the first Monday of the month (except for holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. Administrative committee meetings will be held prior to each regular board meeting at 6 p.m.

In addition to reorganizing, the board also acted on several requests during its regular meeting. A request from Fulton County Center for Families to use the old high school gym on May 4, 2013, for community resource awareness program was approved. A request for students to attend a TATU (Teenagers Against Tobacco Use) training session in Mc- Connellsburg to learn about the negative effects of tobacco was approved.

Ski Club trips were approved for January 25 (3-10 p.m.), February 6 (3-10 p.m.) and February 23 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.). A request from Scott Bollman to have a volleyball tournament as a class fundraiser on January 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. was approved.

On the personnel agenda, the board approved adding Nancy Penrod to Corey Snyder’s bus driver list. The board also approved appointing Jamie Hoffman to serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the elementary boys basketball team for the 2012-13 season.

The board also approved the textbook “Pre-Engineering” as presented.

General information was shared with the board on building and maintenance. Elementary teacher Sharon Bakner was recognized as “Teacher of the Year.” The elementary Christmas musical will be held on December 18.

The board conducted an executive session for personnel reasons from 7:38 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at which time the meeting was adjourned.

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