Minutes of the August 20, 2009 Smyth County School Board Meeting

The Smyth County School Board met today in a called meeting at 5:00 P.M., in the board meeting room, 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 300, Marion, Virginia.

CALL TO ORDER

Chairperson Choate called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

The roll was called by the clerk, and the following members were present: Jesse Choate, Susan Williams, Susan Sneed, Charles Doane, Jerry Catron, and Jim Coulthard. Sam Hambrick was absent.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the agenda was approved as presented.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No citizens spoke during public comment.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Kyle Rhodes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, reviewed Adequate Yearly Progress data with the Board.

QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

Jerry Catron inquired about the 2009 VSBA Annual Convention and the possibility of board members attending the Early Bird Workshop this year. The Board will discuss the convention again at the September regular meeting.

ACTION ITEMS—MOTION REQUIRED

The Board considered approving a health insurance plan for the 2009-2010 school year as presented by Rick Blevins, Director of Human Resources. On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 5-0 vote, the Board approved the superintendent's recommendation to enroll with The Local Choice, which is the Commonwealth of Virginia health insurance plan. Mr. Doane abstained.

ADJOURN

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.