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January 8, 2019: Called Meeting and Work Session

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CALLED MEETING AND WORK SESSION OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting and work session on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.    

 

PRESENT:  Gerald E. Franson; Donnie T. Kern; R. Craig Lane; Danielle I. Morgan, Jennifer S. Seckner, Vice Chairwoman; Randall S. Tucker, Chairman; and Jacob L. Wright. Also present:  Eugene P. Kotulka, Superintendent; and Lorie C. Bess, 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.

 

(19-145)  Consider approval of application for Health and Wellness grant

Mr. Kotulka reported Covington City Schools were applying for a three-year Health and Wellness Grant that would also service Alleghany County Public Schools.  The program would focus on preventative health information. 

MOTION:  That the Board authorize the superintendent to send a letter of support for a Health and Wellness Grant with Covington City Schools. 

MOTION:  Mr. Wright

SECOND: Mr. Lane

ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES

                                    Mr. Kern - ABSTAIN

                                    Mr. Lane - YES 

                                    Mrs. Morgan - YES

                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                    Mr. Tucker - YES

                                    Mr. Wright - YES 

                                   

(19-146)  Update from Joint Services Committee

Mr. Wright reported each governing body and school board had appointed two representatives to serve on a committee to discuss joint schools. The selected members include Jacob Wright and Gerald Franson from Alleghany County Public Schools, Eddy Clemons and Tonya Jones from Covington City Schools, Matt Garten and James Griffith from the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, and Mayor Thomas Sibold, Jr. and Allan Tucker from Covington City Council.  Board members discussed funding options regarding equalization of salaries, studies, and attorney fees.  Mr. Wright suggested using funds from the new Local Composite Index (LCI) for these expenses.  The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) estimated an additional $772,251 in funds resulting from a new LCI.      

 

CLOSED SESSION

(19-147) CODE OF VIRGINIA: STUDENT MATTERS 2.2-3711.A.2.

 

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss Student Matters as authorized by the Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3711A.2.

MOTION:  Mr. Lane

SECOND: Mr. Wright 

ROLL CALL VOTE: Unanimous

TIME: 6:18 p.m.

 

*Mrs. Morgan recused herself from Closed Session. 

 

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

MOTION:   Mr. Lane  

SECOND:  Mr. Wright

ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous

TIME: 6:52 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. Lane

                                    SECOND:   Mr. Wright

                                    ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES

                                                                        Mr. Kern - ABSTAIN

                                                                        Mr. Lane - YES 

                                                                        Mrs. Morgan - ABSENT

                                                                        Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                                                        Mr. Tucker - YES

                                                                        Mr. Wright - YES                                  

 

                                                                        5 -YES     1 – ABSTAIN     1 – ABSENT      0 - NO    

                                                                        TIME: 6:53 p.m.           

 

 

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(19-148) WORK SESSION

A.  Discuss 2019-2020 Operating Budget

Mr. Rice presented preliminary information related to the 2019-2020 budget.  The information is attached to the minutes and posted on the division website.  (www.alleghany.k12.va.us) 

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

MOTION: Mrs. Seckner

TIME: 8:22 p.m.

 

 

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