9-19-2013 Called Work Session

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MINUTES


CALLED WORK SESSION OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD


The Alleghany County School Board held a called work session on September 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson River Technical Center in Covington, Virginia. This was a joint work session with the Covington School Board.

PRESENT: William W. Angle; Robert A. Fridley, Vice Chairman; Norman L. Persinger, Jr.; John P. Reynolds; and Jacob Wright. Also present: Sarah T. Campbell, Superintendent/Clerk and Lorie C. Bess, Deputy Clerk.

Benjamin J. Truett, Chairman, was absent at roll call but subsequently arrived at 7:15 p.m.

ABSENT:Amber D. Kerns

Vice Chairman Fridley presided and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The call to order was followed by a moment of silence and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

(14-78) DISCUSSION WITH COVINGTON SCHOOL BOARD REGARDING JOINT SERVICES AND POSSIBLE SCHOOL MERGER

Both Boards agreed that student instruction is the main priority for a possible school merger. The Boards encouraged community input and asked for an email address to be set up to receive public comments. This email address will be posted on both school websites and the comments will be sent to both superintendents. It was agreed that the superintendent, chairman, and vice chairman from both Boards will meet to establish topics for the Boards to discuss at the next joint meeting, which was scheduled for October 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Jackson River Technical Center.

OTHER BUSINESS

(14-79) ADDITION TO THE AGENDA

There were no additions to the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the Alleghany County School Board work session be adjourned.

MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Fridley
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 8:13 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk