MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Board of Schooling members will meet in government session Monday night to evaluate Superintendent Patrick Murphy’s efficiency since taking workplace June 17.
The web assembly will start at 5 p.m. along with his analysis the primary merchandise on the assembly agenda, and the open session is slated to start at 7 p.m.
Murphy has been an educator since 1988 and got here to Berkeley County Colleges after 10 years as superintendent of Arlington Public Colleges in Virginia.
Board members unanimously voted to rent him, and likewise authorized a four-year contract for a time period starting July 1, 2019, by June 30, 2023.
His first-year wage was set at $198,000 prorated to 10 months, $202,950 in yr two, $208,025 in yr three and $213,225 in yr 4.
He changed long-time educator Manny Arvon who retired in early 2019 after serving 22 years as superintendent.
The current state evaluate of the varsity district’s special-education providers can also be on the agenda.
West Virginia Division of Schooling workers members spent a part of per week in late February visiting 9 native colleges, analyzing paperwork and speaking to workers and fogeys.
Murphy beforehand stated he invited the state to supply an goal take a look at the district’s program.
The outcomes from the state evaluate had been publicly mentioned Could 13 throughout a state Board of Schooling assembly.
At the moment, Charlene Coburn, senior administrator of the state Division of Schooling Workplace of District and Faculty Development, defined the state’s findings.
Coburn might be a part of the district’s on-line board assembly and deal with suggestions contained within the 44-page state evaluate doc.
The dealing with of IEP (Individualized Academic Plan) paperwork was cited as needing enchancment “as a consequence of a pervasive observe” of not being finalized in an inexpensive period of time all through the county, in accordance with Coburn’s earlier presentation.
Normal-education lecturers additionally lacked entry to IEPs, she stated.
Principals are anticipated to chair IEP conferences, however “interviews and workers indicated that principals are sometimes not attending and as an alternative signal paperwork because the chair after the assembly,” she stated.
Moreover, higher communication between the special-education division and different departments inside the central workplace is required, she stated.
The district’s observe of assigning specialised providers to sure colleges prompted an issue over time, due to “many college students being bused from their residence group to obtain special-education providers,” she stated.
Efforts to handle that state of affairs are set to start within the fall, and adjustments will happen in phases, she stated.
Written feedback from the general public for the assembly might be emailed to [email protected] no later than Monday at midday.