Earlier this month, the Department of Education approved grants for Cabell, Pocahontas, Lincoln, Upshur, McDowell and Nicholas counties, Greenbrier West High School and Doddridge and Wheeling Park high schools.
In other business, 10 Putnam schools received exemplary status from the West Virginia Office of Education Performance Audits and the state Department of Education, Hatfield told board members.
Confidence, Eastbrook, Hurricane Town, Mountain View, Poca, Scott Teays and West Teays elementary schools, along with Poca Middle and Hurricane and Winfield high schools, all qualified as exemplary, according to Hatfield.
Also at the meeting, Hatfield recognized the county's employees of the year.
They are: Richard Grim, principal of Buffalo High School, administrator of the year; Debra Howard, physical education teacher at George Washington Middle School, teacher of the year and middle school teacher of the year; Anita Robinson, teacher of orthopedic-impaired students at Winfield Elementary, elementary teacher of the year; Cindy Wandling, alternative school teacher, high school teacher of the year; and Don Thornton, service employee of the year.
Adele Groom, who teaches health at Hurricane High School, and Dovetta Harless, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakeside Elementary, were also recognized for celebrating 40 years with Putnam County Schools.
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