3-28-2018 Budget Work Session Minutes

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JOINT WORK SESSION OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

The Alleghany County School Board held a joint work session on March 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Alleghany County Governmental Complex in Covington, Virginia.

PRESENT:  Gerald E. Franson, Vice Chairman; R. Craig Lane; Norman L. Persinger, Jr.; Jennifer S. Seckner; Randall S. Tucker, Chairman; and Jacob L. Wright. Also present:  Eugene P. Kotulka, Superintendent; and Lorie C. Bess, Clerk.

ABSENT:  Danielle I. Morgan

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.

(18-268) SCHOOL BOARD’S PRESENTATION OF 2018-2019 OPERATING BUDGET TO THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Mr. Kotulka presented the School Board’s 2018-2019 operating budget and answered questions from the Supervisors.  Sheriff Kevin Hall and Lt. Colonel Matt Bowser answered questions regarding costs for three additional School Resource Officers at Callaghan, Mountain View, and Sharon Elementary Schools.  Initial startup costs are approximately $135,100, while annual costs are expected to be $180,742.  There was discussion about obtaining a grant to cover the costs.  Currently, the County is covering the costs.  The three positions will be advertised now so that the officers can be trained and ready to start on the first day of school this fall.       

(18-269) CTE TECHNOLOGY LAB

The computers in the technology lab at Alleghany High School are in need of updating to run the software for the architectural classes.  Four quotes were received and costs were provided to the Board.  This item will be presented for approval at the April meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:  That the Alleghany County School Board joint work session be adjourned.
MOTION:  Mr. Franson
TIME: 7:06 p.m.

        Randall Tucker_School Board Chairman         Lorie Bess_School Board Clerk
Chairman, Alleghany County School Board                     Clerk