School Board

ABOUT THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Alleghany County Public Schools is governed by a seven-member School Board. Members of the School Board are appointed by the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors.  Each member represents each of the County’s seven magisterial districts.  The magisterial districts are Boiling Springs, Clifton Forge East, Clifton Forge West, Covington, Falling Spring, Jackson River, and Sharon. The four-year terms of the Board members are staggered with two members appointed during one year, one during the next year, three during the subsequent year, and one during the fourth year.

Click here to access a map of the educational districts that are represented by each member of the Alleghany County School Board and  Board of Supervisors.

Click here to access a map of the magisterial districts that are represented by each member of the Alleghany County School Board and  Board of Supervisors.

 

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board are elected each year by the other Board members at an organizational meeting in early July.  The school division’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.  The Board approves the policies that govern the operation of the County schools and is responsible for adoption of the budget; adoption of state-mandated plans; and the appropriation of funds. The Board also appoints a Superintendent who carries out its policies.

School Board Policy

The Alleghany County School Board’s Policy Manual is published online as a convenience for parents, employees, and all other interested individuals.  Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, the only official edition of the policy manual is the printed version maintained by the Clerk to the Board.  Downloaded versions are not official.

Please note that the School Board may have made amendments, additions, or deletions to the on-line policy manual subsequent to the last update.  For more information, please contact the Clerk to the Board at (540) 863-1811 or by e-mail at lbess@alleghany.k12.va.us.  Click here to access the School Board Policy Manual.

School Board Meeting Agendas

Regular meetings of the Alleghany County School Board generally are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  From May through August, the Board generally meets in the School Board Meeting Room of the Central office complex at 100 Central Circle, Low Moor, VA.  From September through April, the Board generally meets in one of its schools or at the Jackson River Technical Center.  Click here for a complete schedule of the School Board’s meetings and other events for the current year.

The superintendent and the School Board Chairman are responsible for the preparation of the agenda and any other correspondence related to the Board. The superintendent may be contacted by phone Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at (540) 863-1811, by mail at P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle, Low Moor, VA, 24457, or by e-mail at ekotulka@alleghany.k12.va.us.  The published agenda shall be finalized by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday which is six working days prior to any School Board meeting.   Any additions made to the agenda after it is finalized by the superintendent must be approved by the Chairman.  All requests for additions to the agenda must be submitted to the superintendent or the Chairman prior to 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday which is three working days prior to any School Board meeting.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend meetings of the Alleghany County School Board to observe its deliberations.  Any member of the community may address the Board on matters related to the Alleghany County Public Schools at any regular meeting as provided in Regulation BDDH-R.  Persons wishing to address the School Board are requested to contact the superintendent, the School Board Chairman, or their designee for placement on the agenda.  The Chairman is responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the appropriateness of the subject being presented and length of time for such presentation.  No one will be allowed to make additional presentations until everyone who wishes to speak has an opportunity to make an initial presentation.  Anyone wishing to address the School Board should:  (1) Use the sign-up sheet provided by the Clerk, and (2) Limit his/her remarks to three minutes.  Please see Policy BDDH and Regulation BDDH-R for more information. 

 

Reference School Board policies BDDH and KD.

Click one of the following to access School Board meeting:

Notices;

Agendas; or

Minutes.