The Smyth County School Board met today in a called meeting at 4:00 P.M., in the board meeting room, 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 300, Marion, Virginia.
Chairman Choate called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
The roll was called by the clerk, and all members were present.
Pursuant to § 2.2-3711 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, on motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Grinstead, 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 and discussion or consideration of admission or disciplinary matters or any other matters that would involve the disclosure of information contained in a scholastic record concerning any student of any Virginia public institution or higher education or any state school system as authorized by § 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia.
On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mr. Grinstead, 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. Grinstead made a motion to appoint Brian Chandler to fill the Chilhowie District school board vacancy until the election in 2016 is held. Mr. Buchanan seconded the motion. By 4-2 vote, the motion did not pass.
On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 4-2 vote, the Board appointed Todd Williams to fill the Chilhowie District school board vacancy until the election in 2016 is held.
On motion by Mr. Veselik, seconded by Mrs. Williams, by 6-0 vote, the meeting was adjourned.