12-13-2010

 

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MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
December 13, 2010

The Alleghany County School Board held its regular meeting on December 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Sharon Elementary School, Clifton Forge, Virginia.

PRESENT: William W. Angle; T. Troy Barbour, Vice Chairman; Stacey P. Bryant, Chairman; Robert A. Fridley; and Norman L. Persinger. Also present: Dr. Sarah T. Campbell, Superintendent/Clerk and Lorie C. Bess, Deputy Clerk.

ABSENT: R. Joe Anderson, Patsy G. McKinney

Chairman Bryant 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 and the school pledge led by members of Cub Scout Pack 82

(11-111) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 15, 2010 REGULAR MEETING

MOTION: That the board approve the minutes of the November 15, 2010 regular meeting.
MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

(11-112) OPENING REMARKS AND WELCOME BY SHERMAN CALLAHAN, PRINCIPAL, SHARON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

“Dr. Campbell, Chairman Bryant, and Board Members, greetings from Sharon Elementary School. I want to say just a few words to you. First of all, thanks to all of those in attendance tonight. As you can see by the achievements of just a portion of our students, Sharon Elementary School continues to strive for excellence across the board. The tireless efforts our staff and students put forth on a daily basis is indicative of the quality education children receive at Sharon Elementary School and the Alleghany County school division as a whole. I know as the year moves along and the budget process becomes center stage once again, that you will put forth your best efforts to ensure our instructional process remains consistent and retains the highest level of quality possible. Regardless of what comes our way, remember that we will do our part in providing the educational experience that our children need to become successful in their future endeavors.”

(11-113) REMARKS BY KRISTEN BROWN, PRESIDENT, SHARON ELEMENTARY PTO

Ms. Brown thanked everyone for attending the meeting. She reported on several events that were sponsored by the PTO, including a fall fundraiser and a Halloween Carnival. She thanked all the volunteers who work with the PTO to make it a success.

(11-114) SCHOOL BOARD COMMENDATIONS

31 SHARON STUDENTS WHO EARNED AT LEAST ONE PERFECT 600 SCORE ON THEIR
SPRING 2010 SOL ASSESSMENTS
Joseph Delong, Jonathan Dunbar, Kathryn Haymaker, Kayla Mailliard, Rebekah Morgan, George Nelson, Jeremy Nicely, Bryar Snead, Maggie Thompson, Montana Travis, Chris Tucker, Tanner Van Lear, Ryan Whiting, Austin Woodson, Cassie Conner, Lexi Harlow, Cameron Kimberlin, Rachel Morgan, Abigail Newton, Brittany Nicely, Aysha Wright, Caleb Brown, Corrine Brown, Chase Burley-Smith, Sydney Gordon, Tyler Green, Jacob Herwald, Nic Mailliard, James Nicely, Seth Richmond, and James Taylor
OUTSTANDING DEMONSTRATIONS OF SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER
Erik Honaker, Mason Honaker, and Tony Gorzen
ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL FIRST TEAM, ALL-REGION III FOOTBALL
Lucas Kirby
ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL ALL-REGION III CROSS COUNTRY
Cimmaron Nicely
ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL ONE ACT PLAY CAST AND CREW BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Directed by Donna Beirne. Crew members include Cody Ratliff, Rachel Kimberlin, Neil Thompson, Jacy Burdette, and Cole Bradley.
ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL ONE ACT PLAY
Rachel Kimberlin, best actress; Cody Ratliff, best actor

(11-115) SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Mr. Fridley stated it was a pleasure to be at Sharon School and thanked everyone for coming. He thanked the members of Cub Scout Pack 82 for leading the pledge. He stated the building looked outstanding and thanked Sherman Callahan for his leadership. He thanked Ms. Brown for her leadership of the PTO. He congratulated the students on their SOL awards and commended the parents for providing the proper learning environment for their child to succeed.

Mr. Persinger thanked Mr. Callahan, the teachers, and all staff for hosting the meeting. He congratulated the students for their accomplishments on their SOL tests. He thanked Mary Jane Mutispaugh for her leadership on the Technology Committee, which has worked to create the latest technology plan.

Mr. Angle stated it was “good to be home”, as he was a former student at Sharon Elementary. He thanked Mr. Callahan for all he does for the school. He congratulated the students who received awards.

Mr. Barbour echoed other board members comments and congratulated the students for their SOL accomplishments.

Dr. Campbell congratulated Cimmaron Nicely for his accomplishment and stated she appreciates the hard work and dedication it took to achieve this award. She stated Lucas Kirby is also an outstanding athlete and deserves the recognition he received. She stated she had attended the play performed by the One Act Play members and it was very obvious that the students have amazing talents.

Mrs. Bryant stated the building was very clean and looked wonderful. She thanked Mr. Callahan and commended the custodians for taking care of the building so well. She thanked Ms. Brown for her service on the PTO and for providing things for the school that the school board cannot. She stated she was very proud of all students for their awards. She reported the board has no news to report on the school budget at this time and expects the governor to release the state budget on Friday. She thanked all employees for their dedication to the students and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

(11-116) PUBLIC HEARING: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SCHOOL DIVISION’S PROPOSED 2011-2012 OPERATING BUDGET

There were no citizens wishing to address the board. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed.

BUDGET AND FINANCE

(11-117) PAYMENT OF BILLS

MOTION: That the board approve the payment of bills, as presented.
MOTION: Mr. Barbour
SECOND: Mr. Persinger
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

(11-118)BUDGET REPORT

School Operating Fund

$2,264,270.34

School Textbook Fund

$911,291.70

Alleghany Foundation Nursing Grant

$184,668.80

Governor’s School

$43,447.93

Scholarship

$82,353.18

Alleghany Foundation Mental Health Initiative

$6,488.70

Grand Total

$3,492,520.65

(11-119) CAFETERIA REPORT

Mr. Kenny Higgins, director of administrative services, presented the cafeteria report. He reported an ending cash balance for November of $342,024.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATION

(11-120) CALENDAR INFORMATION

Dr. Campbell stated the following material was provided in the packet for information purposes:

- 6:00 p.m., January 10, 2011 – Work session at Central office complex
- 9:00 a.m., January 12, 2011 - Administrative Budget Committee
- 11:45 a.m., January 18, 2011 – Joint Board of Control meeting at JRTC
- 6:00 p.m., January 24, 2011 – Regular monthly meeting at Central office complex

- 9:00 a.m., January 26, 2011 - Administrative Budget Committee

- February 10-11, 2011 – VSBA Legislative Conference in Richmond
- 6:00 p.m., February 21, 2011 – Regular monthly meeting at JRTC
- January monthly calendar

(11-121) CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD PRIORITIES FOR 2011 STATE AND
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

MOTION: That the board approve the 2011 school board priorities for state and federal legislative
action, as presented
.
MOTION: Mr. Fridley
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

(11-122) PUPIL TEACHER RATIO REPORT

Mary Jane Mutispaugh, Director of Instruction, presented the pupil teacher ratio report for 2010-2011. The report is presented annually for board review.

(11-123) CONSIDER APPROVAL OF TECHNOLOGY PLAN

Ms. Mutispaugh presented the Technology Plan 2011-2016 for the board’s consideration. She noted that local school divisions are required to develop plans that are aligned to the new state plan.

MOTION: That the board approve the 2011-2016 Technology Plan, as presented.
MOTION: Mr. Persinger
SECOND: Mr. Angle
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

(11-124) PROPOSED 2011-2012 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Ms. Mutispaugh presented the proposed academic calendar for the 2011-2012 academic year. She noted that the draft will be posted on the division website for review.

(11-125) CONSIDER APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO 2011-2012 ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS

Ms. Mutispaugh presented several revisions to the Alleghany High School Program of Studies. These included clarifications in course descriptions and one additional course-Leadership III.

MOTION: That the board approve the revisions to the 2011-2012 Alleghany High School course offerings, as presented.

MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Fridley
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

(11-126) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE UPDATE

Mr. Higgins stated details would be presented at the January 10 school board work session regarding the architect’s recommendations for Alleghany High School improvements. He noted the architect recommended the first improvement be an electrical upgrade.

FIELD TRIP REQUESTS:

(11-127) THIRTY-FIVE (35) CALLAGHAN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO GREENBRIER
VALLEY MALL, WV, DECEMBER 16, 2010

MOTION: That the board approve the field trip request, as presented.
MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Fridley
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

 

(11-128) UP TO EIGHT (8) ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO VIRGINIA TECH
HONOR BAND, JANUARY 21-23, 2011

MOTION: That the board approve the field trip request, as presented.
MOTION:Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Fridley
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

 

(11-129) COMMUNICATIONS

Dr. Campbell stated the following material was provided in the packet for information purposes.

-Classified Advisory Committee
-Minority Advisory Committee
-Teacher Advisory Committee

CLOSED SESSION

(11-130) CODE OF VIRGINIA: PERSONNEL 2.2-3711.A.1, STUDENT MATTERS 2.2-3711.A.2,
AND LEGAL MATTERS 2.2-3711.A.7.

MOTION: That the school board enter closed session to discuss Personnel, Student Matters, and Legal
Matters, as authorized by the Code of Virginia Sections 2.2-3711A.1, 2.2-3711.A.2, and 2.2-3711.A.7.
MOTION: Mr. Fridley
SECOND: Mr. Angle
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous
TIME:7:10 p.m.

MOTION: That the school board return to open session from closed session.
MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous
TIME:7:55 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. Angle

SECOND: Mr. Barbour

ROLL CALL VOTE: Mr. Anderson – ABSENT Mr. Fridley- YES
Mr. Angle - YESMrs. McKinney - ABSENT
Mr. Barbour - YESMr. Persinger - YES
Mrs. Bryant – YES
5 -YES 2 - ABSENT 0 -NO
TIME:7:57 p.m.

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Chair, Alleghany County School Board Clerk

PERSONNEL

(11-131) PERSONNEL ACTIONS
MOTION: That the board approve all personnel actions, as recommended by the Superintendent.
MOTION:Mr. Fridley
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

PUPIL PERSONNEL

(11-132) DISPOSITION OF PUPIL PERSONNEL CASES

MOTION: That the board approve the pupil personnel actions in cases #11-05, #11-09, and
#11-11, as discussed in closed session.
MOTION:Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Barbour
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

OTHER BUSINESS

(11-133) ADDITION to agenda

There were no further additions to the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the December 13, 2010 regular meeting of the Alleghany County School
Board be adjourned.
MOTION:Mr. Barbour
SECOND: Mr. Angle
ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 8:00 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk