Minutes of the March 6, 2007 Smyth County School Board Meeting

Marion, Virginia

The Smyth County School Board met today for a scheduled budget/planning meeting at 5:15 P.M., in the board meeting room, 121 Bagley Circle, Marion, Virginia.


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, Jesse Choate, Susan Sneed, Charles Doane, Jerry Catron, and Kimberly Clark. Roger Nipper was absent.

Dr. Robinson discussed the 2007-2008 school board budget. He reviewed the proposed revenue budget, debt payments and interest, tiered insurance credit estimates draft, and a draft analysis of revenue and expenditures.


On motion by Mr. Choate, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, the board approved the following:

By a general consensus of the board, the agenda for the Tuesday, March 20, 2007, school board budget committee meeting was determined. There will also be a Public Hearing on the 2007-2008 Smyth County School Board Budget at 6:00 P.M., followed by a school board meeting to consider adoption of the 2007-2008 School Board Budget.

Mr. Choate made a recommendation from the budget committee to include the following in the 2007-2008 school board budget, contingent upon the revenue:

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Doane, by 6-0 vote, the board adopted the budget committee's recommendation as presented.


Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mrs. Clark, seconded by Ms. Sneed, 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.

On motion by Mr. Choate, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, closed session ended.


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. Roger Nipper Clark was absent.

No action was taken from the closed session items discussed.

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