Minutes of the November 30, 2006 Smyth County School Board Meeting

Marion, Virginia

The Smyth County School Board met today in a continued meeting at 3:00 P.M., in the school board meeting room. The meeting was continued from Tuesday, November 28, 2006, to consider personnel.


Chairman Choate called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

The roll was called by the clerk, and the following members were present: Jesse Choate, Laura Hall, Roger Nipper, Susan Sneed, Charles Doane, and Kimberly Clark. Mr. Catron was absent.


Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Nipper, seconded by Mrs. Clark, 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.

Dr. Michael Robinson, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, was present for the closed meeting.

On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mr. Nipper, by 6-0 vote, closed session ended.


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

Mr. Catron was absent.

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Nipper, by 6-0 vote, the agenda was approved as presented.


On motion by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 6-0 vote, the board hired Dr. Michael M. Robinson as the next superintendent of Smyth County Schools.

On motion by Mrs. Clark, seconded by Mrs. Hall, by 6-0 vote, the board accepted the superintendent's contract as presented with the revisions noted.

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