Minutes of the November 29th, 2005 meeting of the Smyth County School Board, as approved by the School Board at its December 12th, 2005 meeting

Marion, Virginia
November 29, 2005

The Smyth County School Board met today at 5:00 P.M., for a scheduled meeting with the following members present: Jesse Choate, Laura Hall, Roger Nipper, Jerry Catron, and Kimberly Clark. The meeting was held for a school board budget planning session.

Mr. Sullivan reviewed some priorities for the 2006-2007 budget which included: building and athletic facilities; instructional and operational resources; and staff development.

Mr. Sullivan reviewed some major expenses for the 2006-2007 budget which included: VRS rates and a possible increase of $2 million dollars; salary and benefits; upgrade and maintenance of facilities; the need for five (5) new buses; and accumulated sick leave payout for retirees.

The board received copies of the Comprehensive Six-Year Improvement Plan for review.

Mr. Sullivan reviewed the long-range plan for facilities renovations. The board received copies of a rough draft of the updated Athletic Facilities and Building Improvement Priorities list.

Mr. Sullivan updated the board on the recent efficiency review that was held. Smyth County should be receiving a draft report by early December.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Nipper, the board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting.