Minutes of the March 20, 2007 Smyth County School Board Budget Public Hearing

Marion, Virginia

The Smyth County School Board met today in a scheduled meeting at 6:00 P.M., in the board meeting room, 121 Bagley Circle, Marion, Virginia.

The meeting was scheduled to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the 2007-2008 Smyth County School Board Budget and to consider adoption of the budget.

CALL TO ORDER

Chairperson Hall called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

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

AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Nipper, seconded by Mr. Doane, by 5-0 vote, the agenda was approved as presented.

Dr. Michael Robinson presented an overview of the 2007-2008 school board budget with a slide presentation. He reviewed some budget priorities, revenue, ADM, and recommended new expenditures. The board received copies of the draft 2007-2008 Smyth County Schools' Budget Book and a copy of the proposed 2007-2008 budget.

PUBLIC HEARING

Mrs. Hall opened the Public Hearing to receive input on the 2007-2008 school board budget.

Betty Webb, President of the Smyth County Education Association, told the board that this budget reflects what the employees have asked for. She thanked the board for all their hard work in preparing this budget.

Joyce Edmiston, a teacher at Marion Middle School, also thanked the board for all their hard work on this budget.

The Public Hearing was then closed.

The board considered adoption of the Smyth County School Board Budget for 2007-2008 contingent upon revenue projections. On motion by Mr. Doane, seconded by Mr. Nipper, by 5-0 vote, the board approved the proposed 2007-2008 County School Operating Fund budget in the amount of $49,916,567.00 and the County School Debt and Capital Outlay Fund budget in the amount of $1,464,505.00 contingent upon revenue projections.

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 5-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.