9-10-2014 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 September 10, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

PRESENT: William W. Angle; 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: Robert A. Fridley and Amber D. Kerns

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.

(15-60) DISCUSSION OF SCHOOL BUSES

Dave Terry, Director of Business and Finance, presented a mileage comparison chart, which is attached to these minutes. Lisa Worley offered input on the information presented and it was recommended by Ms. Worley and Mr. Terry that buses remain parked where they are at this time. Further discussion will be held at a future work session of the Board.

(15-61) DISCUSSION OF CHARACTER COUNTS PROGRAM

Mary Jane Mutispaugh, Director of Instruction, explained the Six Pillars of Character and noted that all students and staff are expected to comply.

(15-62) DISCUSSION OF JOINT SCHOOL SYSTEM

Board members discussed a suggestion by the Covington School Board that upon the retirement of Dr. Campbell, the Covington Superintendent could serve both school divisions. Board members agreed that would not be in the best interest of our division and the Board will proceed with hiring a new superintendent for Alleghany County. Other topics discussed were possible state and local funding cuts and step increases for employees versus salary increases. Dr. Campbell reported during the recent Region VI Superintendents meeting, divisions were told state budgets do not look good at this point. Mr. Tucker suggested possibly restarting the Communications Committee, which was used in former merger discussions. Mr. Wright stated he is very concerned about school merger and would be interested in serving on a smaller committee to further discussions. Mr. Persinger stated discussions need to be held with the Board of Supervisors to determine their expectation of carry-over funds, contingency funds and capital improvement funds.

CLOSED SESSION

(15-63) 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. Angle

SECOND: Mr. Wright

ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

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

MOTION: Mr. Wright

SECOND: Mr. Angle

ROLL CALLVOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 7:33 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. Wright

SECOND: Mr. Angle

ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 7:35 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk

(15-64) PERSONNEL ACTIONS

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

MOTION: Mr. Wright
SECOND: Mr. Angle

ROLL CALL VOTE:

Mr. Angle

- YES

Mr. Fridley

- ABSENT

Mrs. Kerns

- ABSENT

Mr. Persinger

- NO

Mr. Truett

– YES

Mr. Tucker

- YES

Mr. Wright

- YES

4 -YES

2 – ABSENT

1 - NO

ADJOURNMENT

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

MOTION: Mr. Angle
SECOND: Mr. Truett
VOTE: Unanimous
TIME: 7:36 p.m.

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board Clerk