Wood BOE to discuss roofs, middle school soccer

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will gather tonight for its first meeting of 2019.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. today at Wood County Schools Central Office at the corner of 13th and Plum streets in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.

The board will receive information on middle school soccer, a review of 2019 roof bid packages, and recognize a local school for its state test scores.

Matthew Hicks of the West Virginia Department of Education will recognize Greenmont Elementary School for exceeding standards in English Language Arts on the state General Summative Assessment. The exam was administered statewide last spring and results were released in September.

The board also will receive an update on the possibility of a middle school soccer program.

In September, Jackson Middle School student Rohan Malik-Hamirani requested the board make soccer a sports at the middle school level. Malik-Hamirani, who is student council president at his school, said he’d received schoolwide support for the idea and believed it would benefit high-school level soccer teams by better preparing upcoming players.

Following Malik-Hamirani’s request, the board directed Middle School Athletic Director Bill Vincent to speak to principals about the possibility of middle school soccer and bring a report back to the board.