Minutes of the June 12th, 2006 meeting of the Smyth County School Board, as approved by the School Board at its July 10th, 2006 meeting

Marion, Virginia
June 22, 2006

The Smyth County School Board met today in a continued meeting at 5:00 P.M. The meeting was continued from June 12, 2006, to consider the 2006-2007 school board budget and to consider personnel issues.

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Choate called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

The roll was called by the clerk, and the following members were present: Jesse Choate, Laura Hall, Roger Nipper, Susan Sneed, Charles Doane, and Jerry Catron. Kimberly Clark was absent.

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Nipper, the board voted unanimously to convene a closed meeting for the purposes of discussing the following specific matters: personnel issues as authorized by 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Mr. Nipper, seconded by Ms. Sneed, the board voted unanimously to return to the open 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: 6 Nays: 0

AGENDA

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Ms. Sneed, the board voted unanimously to approve the agenda with the following change: item IV. should read - Action Items Continued from June 12, 2006, School Board Meeting (Motion Required).

PAYABLES

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Doane, the board voted unanimously to approve and pay current invoices in the amount of $52,707.10 from the County School Operating Fund, the same to be listed in the warrant register.

ACTION ITEMS

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Ms. Sneed, the board voted unanimously to accept the resignation from Tamyra K. Hilt, English Teacher at Northwood High School, effective at the end of this school year; accept the resignation from Carol V. Sheets, a sixth grade teacher at Marion Middle School, effective at the end of this school year; and accept the resignation from Pat Farmer, Guidance Counselor at Marion Senior High School, effective at the end of this school year.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Nipper, the board voted unanimously to transfer Melissa Adams as a special education teacher at Marion Intermediate School to a third grade special education teaching position at Chilhowie Elementary School to replace Kasey Adams; and to accept the transfer of Sue Tilson to a 12-month contract for the 2006-2007 school year as a full-time gifted teacher with two (2) months to be used for special projects during the 2006-2007 school year only.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Catron, the board voted unanimously to hire the following as recommended by the superintendent:

  1. Sherry Jackson-Greer as the IEP Coordinator at the Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute in a new position;
  2. Brigitte N. McCray as the Dual Credit English/Drama teacher at Marion Senior High School to replace Waverly Moss;
  3. Whittney Pierce Rector as a third grade teacher at Marion Intermediate School to replace Deborah Thompson; and
  4. Cary Sauls as the culinary arts teacher at the Smyth Career and Technology Center in a new position.

Elizabeth Ballard, Business Decision Support Analyst, reported on the meeting held with the budget committee on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Mrs. Ballard reviewed proposed changes to the 2006-2007 school board budget as of June 22, 2006.

On motion by Mr. Nipper, seconded by Ms. Sneed, the board voted unanimously to accept the budget committee's revisions to the 2006-2007 school board budget. The 2006-2007 school board budget is as follows:

  1. County School Operating Fund in the amount of $48,508,695.00;
  2. County School Debt and Capital Outlay Fund in the amount of $1,488,753.00; and
  3. School Textbook Fund in the amount of $727,094.00.

The board received draft copies of the Budget Book for fiscal year 2006-2007.

ADJOURN

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Doane, the board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting.