Minutes of the June 25th, 2004 meeting of the Smyth County School Board, as approved by the School Board at its July 12th, 2004 meeting

Marion, Virginia
June 25, 2004

The Smyth County School Board met today at 5:00 P.M., for a called end-of-year meeting with the following members present: Jesse Choate, Laura Hall, Paul Grinstead, Charles Doane, and Jerry Catron.

The agenda was approved as presented on motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Catron.

Mr. Sullivan reviewed end-of-year expenditures and revenues. The total County School Operating Fund budget expenditures for 2003-2004 were $36,099,295.26. The total revenue received was $35,763,584.46. The County School Debt and Capital Outlay Fund budget expenditures for 2003-2004 were $1,453,643.16. The total revenue received was $1,915,565.95. A vote to transfer $461,922.79 from the County School Debt and Capital Outlay Fund to the County School Operating Fund will be taken at the July board meeting.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Doane, additional invoices in the amount of $222,835.14 from the County School Operating Fund were approved and ordered paid, the same to be listed in the warrant register.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Catron, the board voted to start negotiations with the Smyth County Board of Supervisors regarding the purchase of the Jennings' property.

Pursuant to 2.2-3711(A) of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Grinstead, the board voted unanimously to convene a closed meeting for the purpose 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. Catron, seconded by Mrs. Hall, the board returned 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:

WHEREAS, 2.2-3711(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:

Yes: 5 No: 0

Mr. Nipper and Mrs. Clark were absent.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Catron, the board voted to accept resignations, hire, and transfer the following for the 2004-2005 school year as recommended by the superintendent:

  1. Transfer Tonya Osborne from sixth grade at Marion Middle School to Title I Reading Specialist at Marion Intermediate School;
  2. Hire Amanda Bradley to teach first grade at Atkins Elementary School;
  3. Transfer Carol V. Sheets from instructional aide at Chilhowie Middle School to sixth grade teacher at Marion Middle School;
  4. Transfer Crystal Farley from second grade at Sugar Grove Combined School to first grade at Marion Primary School;
  5. Hire Daniel J. Duffield as business teacher/head boys' basketball coach at Marion Senior High School;
  6. Hire Amy C. Ashby to teach social studies at Marion Senior High School or Chilhowie High School;
  7. Hire Alicia M. Poston to teach sixth grade at Marion Middle School;
  8. Hire Mary Mills to teach sixth grade at Sugar Grove Combined School;
  9. Transfer Kristy R. Poe from instructional aide at Chilhowie Elementary School to sixth grade teacher at Chilhowie Middle School;
  10. Hire Lisa S. Lewis to teach sixth grade at Chilhowie Middle School;
  11. Transfer Karen K. DeBusk from instructional aide at Rich Valley Elementary School to Sugar Grove Pre-School Program;
  12. Hire Monica C. Porter to teach fourth grade at Sugar Grove Combined School;
  13. Hire Melanie Frye as a special education teacher at Saltville Elementary School for the inclusion program;
  14. Transfer Gary E. Arnold, II from physical education aide to physical education instructor at Chilhowie Elementary School;
  15. Hire Gabriel D. Long to teach physical education at Marion Senior High School;
  16. Hire Roslyn E. Graham as an instructional aide at Marion Primary School;
  17. Hire Angela M. Pickett as administrative assistant at Sugar Grove Combined School;
  18. Accept the resignation of Dr. Matthew Haas as principal of Northwood High School;
  19. Employ Steven Johnston as Principal of Northwood High School;
  20. Accept the resignation of Damon Mazoff as assistant football coach at Marion Senior High School;
  21. Accept the resignation of Meredith N. Fiscus as first grade teacher at Marion Primary School;
  22. Accept the resignation of Mark T. Merz as sixth grade teacher at Marion Middle School;
  23. Accept the resignation of Mary A. Schmitz as librarian at Atkins Elementary School;
  24. Extend the contract of Shannon L. Gentry, eighth grade teacher at Marion Middle School, to an eleven month position or possibly a twelve month position to help in the guidance office with scheduling;
  25. Not to renew the contract for Herald Dean Routh as a bus driver for the 2004-2005 school year.

On motion by Mr. Doane, seconded by Mrs. Hall, the meeting was then adjourned.