Update - Monday May 2, 2016 - A quiet day thus far at Clay County Middle School.  Investigation is proceeding.  The school system has received no information about a "bomb threat" that some students are using social media to talk about.  There is no bomb threat, nor a weapon either. 

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, School Administrators at Clay County Middle received a tip that a Clay County Middle School Student had allegedly made comments that would be considered a "threat" against the students and staff of Clay County Middle School.  

The alleged "threatening" comments included information about shooting multiple individuals at the school, and included a date of 04/20/2016, the anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School seventeen years ago in Jefferson County, Colorado.  As a result, later that same night, a Clay County Middle School student was placed in an "out-of-school" setting.  Early Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, the West Virginia State Police were notified and and began their official investigation.  

Prior to Thursday, April 28, 2016, a second student was placed in an "out-of-school" setting.  The investigation has continued through today and is expected to continue for the next several days, and possibly weeks.  A third student has now also been placed in an "out-of-school" setting.

The Clay County School System is cooperating fully with the West Virginia State Police in an all-out effort to uncover the details of what is believed to be a "plan" to harm students and staff on April 20, 2016.  The West Virginia State Police is expending an extraordinary amount of time and resources this on-going investigation.  

Many details cannot be released at this time so that the investigation is not hindered.  The School System has elected not to initiate a "ROBO" call to students and parents for a number of reasons that include:  1.  A "ROBO" call during the first few days of the investigation would have likely rendered the investigation less effective.  2.  Small children frequently answer our "ROBO" calls and cannot be expected to understand and process a telephonic recording containing the type of information now being released.  3.  This length of this written release exceeds the length of a "ROBO" call.  4.  The School System does not want to convey the false notion that this a threat of a "future" or "impending" event to occur.  That type of threat would result in an overwhelming police presence and/or immediate cancellation of classes.    

The School System is taking additional measures to help assure the safety and well-being of students at Clay County Middle School.  These steps include:  1. Providing additional staff to assist in counseling with students and to provide additional security and monitoring.  2. Request for law enforcement presence .  3. Assuring all access points are securely locked.  

Students and parents can help by sharing this release of information with other students and parents.  During this investigation, we ask that students and parents avoid sharing rumors and hearsay information, and especially the names of children, who may be unfairly cited in rumors or innuendos.  This is devastating to innocent children.   

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this troubling situation.  You may call the Clay County Middle School and/or Clay County Board of Education Office if you have concerns, or if you wish to share additional information.


Thank You Very Much,

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent 

8th Month Timesheet for March 25, 2016 through April 28, 2016


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8th Month Planning Pd Covering & Supervision Time Sheet 03-25-16 through 04-28-16

Helpful Tips:

  1. Noon Supervision increased from $3.25 to $3.75; Breakfast from $2.25 to $2.75.
  2. Make sure to select the yes-no dropdown choice for covering, breakfast, and lunch for each day.  A non- choice is the same as a No.
  3. Some "teacher cover reasons" are reimbursable, such as covering for a teacher.  Some choices are not reimbursable, such as team planning meetings, or other reasons considered part of the planning process.
  4. If Principals have difficulty getting enough teachers to cover, a teacher may cover two or three classes combined, where legal (observe class size limits).  If the rate for covering is $20, then the rate for a 2nd and 3rd class is $10 and $10.  If the rate for covering is $10, then the rate for a 2nd and 3rd class is $5 and $5.  Your principal will provide additional information in the coming days.
  5. Make sure you select the dropdown that shows 100% for covering a full-length class.  If you cover the class for only 1/2 the period, select 50%, for example.
  6. Let your principal know if you find "bugs" in the form.  Mr. Tanner will make sure errors get fixed right away.
  7. If you do not find your name in the dropdown list, use other and let your Principal know.