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.