The Smyth County School Board met today in a called meeting at 6:00 P.M., with all members present.
The agenda consisted of two items for discussion: (1) Consideration of possible adjustments in the 2003-2004 operations budget; (2) Go into a closed session to discuss personnel matters. On motion by Mr. Choate, seconded by Mr. Doane, the agenda was approved as presented.
Pursuant to §2.1-344(A) of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Dr. Lewis, seconded by Mr. Grinstead, the board voted to convene a closed meeting for the purpose of discussing the following specific matter: personnel matters as authorized by §2.1-344(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia.
On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Grinstead the board then returned 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:
WHEREAS, §2.1-344(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.
Dr. Lewis had to leave.
No action was taken on the personnel matter.
Mr. Sullivan reviewed possible plans to reduce the 2003-2004 operations budget by $65,000.00 as recommended by the Smyth County Board of Supervisors.
On motion by Mr. Grinstead, seconded by Mrs. Hall, the board voted to approve the revised County School Operating Fund budget for 2003-2004 in the amount of $35,913,100.
The board received copies of the Carroll County Public Schools budget.
On motion by Mr. Catron, seconded by Mr. Grinstead, the meeting was then adjourned.