Minutes of the June 28, 2011 Smyth County School Board Meeting

The Smyth County School Board met today in a called meeting at 6:00 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 the following members were present: Jesse Choate, Bill Veselik, Susan Williams, Susan Sneed, Jerry Catron, and Jim Coulthard. Dick Ryan was absent.

Dr. Robinson shared final expenditure and revenue figures for fiscal year 2011.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, the following was approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No public signed up to speak.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

No items were listed.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

No items were listed for discussion.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Veselik commended Dr. Robinson and his staff for their efforts on the 2011 school board budget.

Mr. Catron expressed his thanks for the retirement reception held prior to the board meeting honoring this year's retirees.

ACTION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

The Board considered the following policies for approval (second reading revisions):

On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 6-0 vote, the policies were approved.

The Board considered the following policy additions and/or changes for the following (first reading):

The Board considered approving a revised maintenance salary scale for the 2011-2012 school year. On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the revised scale was approved.

The Board considered a resolution to join the National Purchasing Cooperative BuyBoard Program. On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the resolution was approved.

The Board considered approving the 2011-2012 Smyth County Schools Title II, Part A grant application. On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 6-0 vote, the application was approved.

The Board considered approving the 2011-2012 Smyth County Schools Title I, Part A grant application. On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 6-0 vote, the application was approved.

The Board considered approving the 2011-2012 Smyth County Schools Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 Rural and Low Income grant application. On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, the application was approved.

The Board considered approving the regulations portion of the Smyth County High School Program of Studies for the 2011-2012 school year (first reading).

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 6-0 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, the discussion or consideration of the investment of public funds where competition or bargaining is involved where, if made public initially, the financial interest of the governmental unit would be adversely affected as authorized by § 2.2-3711 (A)(6) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mr. Catron, by 6-0 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: 6, Nays: 0.

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the Board accepted the following resignations:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the Board transferred the following:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the Board hired the following as recommended by the superintendent:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the Board accepted the following extracurricular/coaching resignations:

ADJOURN

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