February 2, 2015 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

Chairman Choate called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

The roll was called by the clerk, and all members were present.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 vote, the agenda was approved as presented.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No public signed up to speak.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Buchanan requested an update from the Budget Committee’s meeting held on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Dr. Robinson shared information regarding enrollment loss, revenue, health insurance, and cost of raises. The Budget Committee will hold another meeting on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

ACTION ITEMS – (MOTION REQUIRED)

The Board considered approving two (2) Retirement Incentive Plans (RIP) for 2015. On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 vote, the two plans were approved.

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 vote, a closed meeting was declared for the purpose of discussing the following: personnel issues as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Mr. Grinstead, seconded by Mr. Marion, by 7-0 vote, closed session ended.

CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING

WHEREAS, the Smyth County School Board has convened a closed meeting on this date pursuant to an affirmative-recorded vote in accordance with the provision of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and

WHEREAS, § 2.2-3712(D) of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by this school board that such closed meeting was conducted in conformity with Virginia Law:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Smyth County School Board, by roll call, hereby certifies that, to the best of each member’s knowledge (i) only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements by Virginia Law were discussed and (ii) only such public business as were identified in the motion by which the closed meeting was convened were heard, discussed, or considered.

VOTE: Ayes: 7, Nays: 0.

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board accepted the following resignation:

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, by 7-0 vote, the Board transferred Mariann Blevins from assistant principal of Marion Middle School to principal of Northwood Middle School.

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board hired the following as recommended by the superintendent:

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board accepted the following resignation in coaching/extracurricular activities:

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board hired the following in coaching/extracurricular activities:

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board approved additional compensation for the following teachers to teach an extra class of English at Northwood High School:

ADJOURN

On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, by 7-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.