8-26-2014 Called Meeting

 

 



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MINUTES

CALLED MEETING OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting on August 26, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

PRESENT: William W. Angle; Robert A. Fridley; Amber D. Kerns; Norman L. Persinger, Jr.; Benjamin J. Truett, Vice Chairman; Randall S. Tucker, Chairman; and Jacob L. Wright. Also present: Sarah T. Campbell, Superintendent/Clerk and Lorie C. Bess, Deputy 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.

(15-53) REVIEW OF FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

David Terry, Director of Business and Finance, reviewed the proposed five-year capital improvement plan with the School Board. Mr. Terry reviewed the status of the summer capital projects including the parking lot repair at Alleghany High School, the extended bus parking at Mountain View Elementary School, and the domestic water line for the field house at Clifton Middle School. The only project remaining to be completed is the water line at Clifton Middle School, he noted. This is due to the county public works department not being able to dig the trench needed for the line to this point. The Board reviewed the plan and will act upon it at a future meeting.

(15-54) INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATE

Mary Jane Mutispaugh, Director of Instruction, discussed accreditation, SOL’s, and school improvement. Copies of the handouts are attached to these minutes.

(15-55) DISCUSSION OF JOINT SCHOOL SYSTEM

The Board discussed having a work session on September 10 to discuss salary equalization. The Board agreed the salary equalization issue must be resolved before moving forward. Chairman Tucker noted the Covington School Board would meet on September 8 and requested Dr. Campbell contact Mr. Long to acquire a few dates for the next joint meeting.

(15-56) DISCUSSION REGARDING BUDGET

Mr. Terry reviewed a line item budget comparison for the operating fund for actual results 2014 and budget for FY15. In comparing non-salary budget lines for budget to actual, a potential excess of budget over expenditures exists for 2015 of $345,237.88. The unused portion of the personnel replacement benefit approximates $70,000, with potential additional savings possible in the substitute lines for 2015, he noted.

CLOSED SESSION

(15-57) CODE OF VIRGINIA: PERSONNEL 2.2-3711.A.1

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss Personnel Matters, as authorized by the

Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3711.A.1.

MOTION: Mr. Truett

SECOND: Mrs. Kerns

ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

MOTION: That the School Board return to open session from closed session.

MOTION: Mr. Truett

SECOND: Mrs. Kerns

ROLL CALLVOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 7:45 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
  2. 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. Truett

SECOND: Mrs. Kerns

ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

TIME:7:46 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk

(15-58) PERSONNEL ACTIONS

MOTION: That the Board approve all personnel actions, as discussed in closed session.

MOTION: Mr. Fridley
SECOND: Mr. Wright
ROLL CALL VOTE: Mr. Angle - YES
Mr. Fridley - YES

Mrs. Kerns - YES

Mr. Persinger - NO
Mr. Truett – YES
Mr. Tucker - YES
Mr. Wright - YES
6 -YES 0 – ABSENT 1 - NO

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the Alleghany County School Board called meeting be adjourned.

MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mrs. Kerns
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 7:47 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk