May 28, 2013 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 all members were present.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Catron, by 7-0 vote, the following was approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No public signed up to speak.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

No topics were listed.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Buchanan commented on the support from the Smyth County Board of Supervisors and the approval of the fiscal year 2013-2014 school board budget.

ACTION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

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

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

On motion by Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the policies were approved.

The Board considered entering into a health insurance consulting agreement with the Kennion Group. On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 7-0 vote, this was approved.

The Board considered approving the contract list as presented contingent upon budget and revenue projections. On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the list was approved.

The Board considered approving grades K-12 science textbooks, grades 6-12 English and writing textbooks, and textbooks for elective science classes. On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 vote, the textbooks were approved.

The Board considered approving a position description for the Director of Finance and Operations (first reading).

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 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 and student disciplinary matters as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 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: 7, Nays: 0.

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS–(MOTION REQUIRED)

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 7-0 vote, the Board approved the following retirements:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board approved the following resignations:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board approved the following new hires:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the Board approved an extra period of teaching at the Smyth Career & Technology Center for Stephen Gregory with additional compensation.

ADJOURN

On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Veselik, by 7-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.