3-5-2018 Called Meeting and Work Session Minutes

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MINUTES

CALLED MEETING AND WORK SESSION OF THE
ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting and work session on March 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

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

ABSENT:  Jacob L. Wright

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.

Chairman Tucker announced the following addition to the agenda:

1.   During the work session, the 2017-2018 academic calendar will be discussed.  

OTHER BUSINESS

(18-228) INTERNET AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT

The division’s current telecommunications contracts will expire on June 30, 2018.  Lumos Networks is the current provider.  RFP ACSB-20180102 was advertised via local media sources and two proposals were received by the deadline of February 12, 2018.  Vendors completed oral presentations on February 21, 2018.  Two vendors participated. A comprehensive review process was completed on March 2, 2018. 

Contracted services will include:

a.  Internet service
b.  Wide-area network service
c.  Local/long distance telephone service

MOTION: That the Board approve Shentel for internet and telecommunications services, as presented.

MOTION:  Mr. Lane 
SECOND: Mrs. Morgan 
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous    

 

(18-229)INTERNET AND CONTENT FILTERING HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

The division’s license for Internet and Content Filtering services will expire on March 19, 2018.  Due to the total cost that has been presented on budgetary quotes and per school board policy, an Invitation For Bids was advertised on February 6, 2018.  The IT department completed a comprehensive review of the proposals. 

MOTION: That the Board approve BorderLan for internet and content filtering hardware/software services, as presented.

MOTION:  Mrs. Seckner  
SECOND: Mr. Lane 
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous   

(18-230) PRESENTATION OF SUPERINTENDENT’S 2018-2019 OPERATING BUDGET

Mr. Kotulka presented the preliminary 2018-2019 operating budget.  He noted the budget would be considered for approval at the March 19 regular meeting and subsequently presented to the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors on March 28

(18-231) Work Session Topics

The Board reviewed information on the following topics:

a. Update on New Tech
b. School Safety 
c.  2017-2018 Academic Calendar

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

MOTION:  Mrs. Morgan

TIME: 7:08 p.m.

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