Minutes of the May 21, 2012 Smyth County School Board Meeting

The Smyth County School Board met today in a called meeting at 5:00 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 Sneed, Dick Ryan, Jerry Catron, and Mac Buchanan. Susan Williams was absent.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, by 6-0 vote, the following was approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No public signed up to speak.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

No reports listed.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

None of the board members had any questions or comments.

ACTION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

The Board considered amending the School Board Budget for 2012-2013 based on the Board of Supervisors actions Thursday, May 17, 2012. On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 6-0 vote, the amended budget was approved.

The Board considered approving the contract list as presented contingent upon budget and revenue projections. On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, the contract list was approved.

The Board considered approving the elementary reading textbook adoption. On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Catron, by 6-0 vote, the Board approved the textbook adoption.

The Board considered revisions to the Family Life Education curriculum for grades 7-10. On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, by 6-0 vote, the revisions were approved.

The Board considered approving revisions to the middle school portion of the Athletic Handbook. On motion by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mr. Catron, by 6-0 vote, the revisions were approved.

The Board considered a called year-end close-out school board meeting for Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. A retirement reception would be held prior to the school board meeting beginning at 5:00 P.M. On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 6-0 vote, this was approved.

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Ryan, 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. Catron, seconded by Mr. Veselik, 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. Veselik, by 6-0 vote, the Board transferred Andy Blevins from teacher at the Teaching Alternative Program to teacher at Marion Intermediate School.

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

ADJOURN

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