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Gilmer County BOE Meets

On Tues., Apr. 15, the Gilmer County Board of Education met in the Troy Elementary School gymnasium.

The Board and other attendees were treated to a well-planned Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) program which showed off the wonderful students of Troy. From poetry readings by sixth graders and a beautiful performance of "The West Virginia Hills" by a group of first graders, Troy Elementary really gave their all to the people in attendance at the meeting.

Superintendent Ron Blankenship complimented the students and Troy's principal, Kyre-Anna Minney, saying, "They did an excellent job. I was very impressed with the students, as I always am when they are involved in the LSIC meetings."

The regular meeting was called to order by Board President Dr. William Simmons right before the Superintendent's report.

A number of field trips that were approved by the board were included in the new business discussion.

These included:

  • A trip on Apr. 2 to see the GSC Percussion Ensemble;
  • A trip to Blennerhassett Middle School for the concert band to perform for band festival adjudication;
  • A trip to Bridgeport Cinema on Apr. 11 to see Rio II;
  • A trip on Apr. 11 to Jackson's Mill for FFA members to attend the WV Beef Stockmen's Contest; and
  • A two-day trip along the Little Kanawha River from Burnsville to Grantsville to collect water biology specimens.

There was one out-of-county transfer approved from a Gilmer County school to Braxton County.

The next BOE meeting will take place on Tues., Apr. 29 at 6:00 PM. That meeting will be held at Sand Fork Elementary.