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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle
Low Moor
, VA 24457

Monday, December 15, 2008, Sharon Elementary School gymnasium
5:00 p.m. – Teacher Demonstration / 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting



Call to Order / Moment of Silence / Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance led by Webelos 2 of Pack 82

Roll Call

09-159 Approval of Minutes of November 17, 2008 Regular Meeting (action)

09-160 Approval of Minutes of December 1, 2008 Work Session (action)

Community Participation

09-161 Opening remarks and welcome by J.R. Simpson, Principal, Sharon Elementary School

09-162 Remarks by Jeannie Thompson, President, Sharon Elementary PTO

09-163 School Board Commendations to:

-34 Sharon Elementary students who earned at least one perfect score on their spring 2008 SOL assessments

- Caitlyn Angle and Caleb Armstrong, Sharon students: Outstanding demonstrations of Six Pillars of Character

- Alleghany High School One Act Play Cast & Crew: Group AA, Blue Ridge District Champions

- Alleghany High School Girls’ Cross Country Team: Group AA, Blue Ridge District Champions

09-164 School Board member questions and reports

Public Hearing: Recommendations for School Division’s Proposed 2009-2010 Operating Budget

Budget & Finance

09-165 Payment of bills (action)

09-166 Budget report (information)

09-167 Proposed 403(b) program management plan intended to comply with new IRS regulations (action)

09-168 Cafeteria report (information)

Superintendent’s Reports & Recommendations

09-169 Calendar information:

- Change planned work session from 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 to discuss 2009-2010 budget at Central office complex (action)

- 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – Regular monthly meeting at Central office complex (information)

- 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 - Work session to discuss 2009-2010 budget at Central office complex (information)

09-170 Proposed school board priorities for 2009 state and federal legislative action (action)

09-171 Resolution to support fundamental reframing of federal “No Child Left Behind” law (action)

09-172 Preliminary draft of proposed 2009-2010 school calendar (information)

09-173 Replacement of student data management system (action)

09-174 Proposed revisions to Alleghany High School course offerings (action)

09-175 Appointment of textbook adoption committee (action)

09-176 New contract for provision of vehicle fuel and heating oil for balance of 2008-2009 (action)

09-177 Capital improvement and operational maintenance update (information)

Field trip requests:

09-178 43 Clifton Middle School Peer Helpers & SCA representatives, New York City, NY, June 3-6, 2009 (action)

09-179 Communications

Safe School Committee Meeting Summary Notes (information)
Parent Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (information)
Teacher Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (information)

Closed Session

09-180 Code of Virginia:

2.2-3711.A.1 – Personnel Matters / Actual and potential appointments, assignments, resignations and

salaries, including mid-year review of superintendent’s performance goals and objectives.

2.2-3711.A.2 – Student Matters / Discussion and consideration of disciplinary matters, including

possible hearing associated with pupil personnel case #09-16


09-181 Personnel actions (action)

Other business

09-182 Additions to agenda