Minutes of the May 26th, 2005 meeting of the Smyth County School Board, as approved by the School Board at its June 13th, 2005 meeting

Marion, Virginia
May 26, 2005

The Smyth County School Board met today in a continued meeting at 6:00 P.M., with the following members present: Jesse Choate, Laura Hall, Susan Sneed, Charles Doane, Jerry Catron, and Kimberly Clark.

On motion by Mrs. Clark, seconded by Mr. Catron, the board voted unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

Pursuant to 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Ms. Sneed, 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 Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mrs. Clark, the board voted unanimously to return 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; 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

Mr. Nipper was absent.

On motion by Mrs. Clark, seconded by Mr. Doane, the board voted unanimously to hire Tori Jill Bledsoe as an English Teacher at Chilhowie High School as recommended by the superintendent.

On motion by Mr. Doane, seconded by Ms. Sneed, the board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting.