3-24-2009

 

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MINUTES

CALLED MEETING AND WORK SESSION OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
March 24, 2009

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting and work session with the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors on March 24, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at the Alleghany County Governmental Complex, Covington, Virginia.

PRESENT: Suzanne T. Adcock; T. Troy Barbour; Stacey P. Bryant; Robert A. Fridley; David W. Halsey, Vice Chairman; Randall S. Tucker, Chairman; and Michael L. Whitehead. Also present: Robert P. Grimesey, Superintendent/Clerk

ABSENT:

Chairman Tucker presided and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The call to order was followed by a moment of silence and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chairman Tucker announced the addition of “Personnel Matters / Actual and potential appointments, assignments, resignations and salaries”, as provided in Virginia Code 2.2-3711.A.2., under agenda item #09-277, “Closed Session”.

(09-276) CONDUCT WORK SESSION FOR SCHOOL BOARD’S PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2009-2010 OPERATING BUDGET TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Dr. Grimesey reviewed the proposed 2009-2010 operating budget as approved by the School Board during its meeting on March 16, 2009. The proposal was balanced with $30,204,868 in both total revenues and total expenditures. It also was based on an assumption of level local funding. The final budget total represented a reduction of $786,006, or -2.54%, when compared to 2008-2009. The previous projected revenue reduction of $1,668,841 had been based on the original state budget proposed by Governor Tim Kaine in December. Dr. Grimesey noted that the final state budget approved by the General Assembly included $882,835 in supplemental funds from the federal economic stimulus program, which decreased Alleghany County’s potential shortfall to the final $786,006. He then reviewed the shortened list of expenditure reductions based on the projected $786,006 shortfall. On behalf of the School Board, Dr. Grimesey expressed hope that the Board of Supervisors would provide level local funding in 2009-2010 and that the Supervisors would approve a budget resolution in time for the school division to begin issuing contracts no later than May 11.

CLOSED SESSION

(09-277) CODE OF VIRGINIA: CONSOLIDATION, 15.2-2907.D AND PERSONNEL 2.2-3711.A2.

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss and consider issues associated with a possible governmental consolidation, as authorized by the Code of Virginia Section 15.2-2907.D and also Personnel Matters, 2.2-3711.A.2.
MOTION: Mrs. Bryant
SECOND: Mr. Halsey
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 7:05 p.m.

MOTION: That the School Board return to open session from closed session.
MOTION: Mrs. Bryant
SECOND: Ms. Adcock
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 8:58 p.m.

CERTIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Chairman requests a motion to certify that to the best of each member’s knowledge:

  1. Only public business matters lawfully exempted from opening meeting requirements by Virginia law were discussed in the closed meeting to which this certification applies; and
  1. Only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were heard, discussed or considered by the School Board.

MOTION: Mrs. Bryant
SECOND: Mr. Halsey
ROLL CALL VOTE:Ms. Adcock – YES Mr. Halsey - YES
Mr. Barbour – YES Mr. Tucker - YES
Mrs. Bryant – YESMr. Whitehead - ABSENT
Mr. R. Fridley – YES
6 -YES 1 – ABSENT 0 -NO
TIME: 8:59 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk

OTHER BUSINESS

(09-278) ADDITIONS to agenda

There were no additions to the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the March 24, 2009 called meeting and work session of the Alleghany County School Board be adjourned.
MOTION: Ms. Adcock
SECOND: Mr. Fridley
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 9:04 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk