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JRTC Board Meeting Notes


What follows are the notes from the April 10, 2018 meeting of the Jackson River Technical Center Joint Board of Control. You are encouraged to contact Eugene Kotulka if you have questions regarding this information.


Present: Bert Baker (Covington City), Cindy Bennett (Covington City), Eddy Clemons (Covington City), Jennifer Seckner (Alleghany County), Gerald Franson (Alleghany County), Craig Lane (Alleghany County), Glenn Spangler (JRTC Director), Christy Armentrout (Clerk), Melinda Snead-Johnson (Covington City Superintendent) and Mary Jane Mutispaugh (Alleghany County Director of Instruction)


1.    The minutes of the March meeting were approved.

2.    Mr. Spangler recognized Vanessa Givens for being selected as the Teacher of the Year from JRTC.

3.    Several JRTC instructors were present to give updates on their programs: 

a. Mrs. Givens reported the Health Occupations class has 11 seniors that will be taking their certification exams on April 15, 2018. She reported that Kara Via placed 1st in the Home Health Aide competition, Brittany Nicely placed 3rd in the Nurse Assistant competition and 5th in the Human Grown and Development competition, while Hannah Baldwin took 4th place in the Human Growth and Development competition.

b. Mr. Fridley reported that his Carpentry students participated in SkillsUSA this year for the first time during his tenure. One student won 1st place in cabinetmaking and another won 2nd place in the carpentry competition. He stated students are in the process of finishing up their projects for the year.

c. Mr. Gibson discussed his first year in the new Computer Systems Technology program.   He stated it has been a good first year in the classroom. He plans to work with students to be competitive in SkillsUSA next year.

d. Mr. Starcher noted that his students participated in SkillsUSA this year. Two of the three students were unable to go due to extenuating circumstances. One student won the regional competition and has a very good chance at winning the state competition set to take place in Virginia Beach next week, he noted.

Mr. Spangler added there are 4 individuals going to State SkillsUSA Competition. If any student wins at the state level they are eligible for Nationals in Louisville, KY.  There is one HOSA student that is eligible to go to Nationals in Dallas, TX.

4.      Bills in the amount of $38,192.51 were approved.   Bills and salaries in the amount of $81,367.64 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.


The meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m.