Minutes of the October 25, 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.

Mr. Catron paid a tribute to Mr. Hambrick and asked for a moment of silence in memoriam.

CALL TO ORDER

Vice-chairman Catron called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

The roll was called by the clerk, and the following members were present: Susan Williams, Susan Sneed, Dick Ryan, Jerry Catron, and Jim Coulthard. Jesse Choate was absent.

CONSENT AGENDA

On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 5-0 vote, the agenda was approved after adding item 6. B. Filling board vacancy.

The roll was called by the clerk, and the following members were present: Susan Williams, Susan Sneed, Dick Ryan, Jerry Catron, and Jim Coulthard. Jesse Choate was absent.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No public signed up to speak.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

None of the board members had any questions.

CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Ms. Sneed, by 5-0 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 student disciplinary matters as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia.

On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 5-0 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: 5, Nays: 0.

ACTION ITEMS—(MOTION REQUIRED)

Dr. Robinson reported on the Career and Technical Education Civil Rights Compliance Review by the Virginia Department of Education.

The Board discussed filling the board vacancy. On motion by Mr. Coulthard, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 5-0 vote, the Board authorized the superintendent to take all necessary steps to fill the vacancy and authorized the chairman or vice-chairman to sign any legal documents associated with the process.

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS—(MOTION REQUIRED)

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following retirements:

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mr. Coulthard, by 5-0 vote, the Board approved the following resignations:

ADJOURN

On motion by Ms. Sneed, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 5-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.