Minutes of the November 15, 2010 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.

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Coulthard, 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, the discussion of the acquisition of real property for a public purpose as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(3) of the Code of Virginia, and discussion concerning a prospective business or industry as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(5) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mrs. Williams, 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Mr. Choate opened the Public Hearing for filling the Park voting district school board vacancy. Interested candidates are John D. Edmiston, Rebecca E. Ewald, Catherine H. Hambrick, Kristopher S. Ratliff, Brett S. Taylor, and William A. Veselik. No comments were made. The Public Hearing was closed.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Eric Blevins thanked the Board for allowing a group of Boy Scouts working on a project to attend the meeting.

Jesse Devaney, a student at Chilhowie Middle School, expressed his concerns about changes made to the parent pick-up and drop-off area.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Architects with RRMM presented new design ideas for the exterior of the new elementary school.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

None of the board members had any questions or comments.

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS—(MOTION REQUIRED)

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 6-0 vote, the Board approved the resignation of Terecia Totten as food service worker at Saltville Elementary School.

ADJOURN

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