3-9-2009

 

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Low Moor, VA 24457
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MINUTES

CALLED MEETING AND WORK SESSION OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

March 9, 2009

The Alleghany County School Board held a work session on March 9, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

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

ABSENT: Robert A. Fridley; David W. Halsey, Vice Chairman

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 agenda item #09-240, under Closed Session, “Student Matters / Discussion and consideration of disciplinary matters,” as provided in Virginia Code 2.2-3711.A.2.

(09-239) CONDUCT WORK SESSION ASSOCIATED WITH DEVELOPMENT OF 2009-2010 OPERATING BUDGET

Dr. Grimesey presented recommended adjustments to the proposed 2009-2010 operating budget. He noted that the final budget approved by the Virginia General Assembly included a significant increase in funding for public education as compared to the original budget that had been proposed by Governor Tim Kaine in December. He explained that the increased funding was a direct result of the federal stimulus package that had been proposed by President Barack Obama and approved by Congress in early February. The revised state budget dropped the projected Alleghany County shortfall by $882,835, from $1,668,841 to $786,006. Dr. Grimesey then reviewed a set of budget items that he recommended for restoration to the budget. He also outlined $861,804 in items that he still recommended for reduction. Dr. Grimesey said the difference between his proposed reduction of $861,804 and the required reduction of $786,006 allowed the School Board to use its discretion concerning possible use of the $75,798 balance between the two figures. Board members advised Dr. Grimesey to apply the difference to the Board’s share of employee health insurance premium costs. Board members offered no further revisions to the proposed budget. Dr. Grimesey said he would adjust the budget proposal to reflect the addition of $75,798 to the School Board’s share of health insurance premium costs. He then expressed his hope that the Board would act on the proposal during its meeting on March 16.

CLOSED SESSION

(09-240) CODE OF VIRGINIA: PERSONNEL 2.2-3711.A.1 AND STUDENT MATTERS 2.2-3711.A.2

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss Personnel and Student Matters, as authorized by the Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3711A.1 and 2.2-3711.A.2.
MOTION:Mr. Whitehead
SECOND: Ms. Adcock
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 7:22 p.m.

MOTION: That the School Board return to open session from closed session.
MOTION:Mr. Whitehead
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME:
8:36 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: Mr. Whitehead
SECOND: Mrs. Bryant
ROLL CALL VOTE:Ms. Adcock – YES Mr. Halsey - ABSENT
Mr. Barbour – YES Mr. Tucker - YES
Mrs. Bryant – YES Mr. Whitehead - YES
Mr. R. Fridley – ABSENT
5 -YES 2 –ABSENT0 -NO
TIME: 8:39 p.m.

________________________________________ ____________________________

Chairman, Alleghany County School BoardClerk

OTHER BUSINESS

(09-241) ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

There were no further additions to the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the Alleghany County School Board called meeting be adjourned.
MOTION: Mr. Whitehead
SECOND: Mrs. Bryant
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME:
8:40 p.m

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk