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MINUTES

 

CALLED MEETING OF THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

June 8, 2017

 

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting on June 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

 

PRESENT:  Gerald E. Franson; R. Craig Lane; Norman L. Persinger, Jr.; Jennifer S. Seckner; Randall S. Tucker, Chairman; and Jacob L. Wright 

 

*Clifton Forge East district seat is currently vacant

 

Also present:  Eugene P. Kotulka, Superintendent; and Lorie C. Bess, Clerk.

 

ABSENT:    

 

Chairman Tucker presided and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  The call to order was followed by a moment of silence and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Chairman Tucker announced the following addition to the agenda:

1.  Agenda item #17-334, “Discussion of APEX towers” will be inserted after agenda item #17-331.  This   

     is an information item. 

 

(17-330) APPOINT A VICE CHAIRMAN*

Due to a Board member’s resignation, there was a vacancy for Vice-Chairman.

MOTION:  That the School Board  appoint  Gerald Franson to serve as Vice-Chairman until June 30, 2017.

MOTION:   Mr. Lane

SECOND:  Mrs. Seckner

ROLL CALL VOTE:   Unanimous          

 

(17-331) RECONSITUTION OF CLIFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

As outlined in 8 VAC 20-131-315, as an alternative to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) required of schools rated Accreditation Denied, a local school board may choose to reconstitute the school and apply to the Board of Education for a rating of Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The application shall outline specific responses that address all areas of deficiency that resulted in the Accreditation Denied status.  This application will be considered for approval at the June 19 meeting.

 

(17-334) DISCUSSION OF APEX TOWERS

Mr. Kotulka reported he received an inquiry from Apex Towers to place a tower on school property near Mountain View Elementary School.  He noted he had very little information at this time and simply wished to poll the Board to see if he should do further research.  Board members requested more information be obtained and reported back at a later meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

(17-332) CODE OF VIRGINIA: PERSONNEL 2.2-3711.A.1

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss Personnel Matters, as authorized by the

Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3711.A.1.

MOTION:   Mr. Wright

SECOND:  Mr. Lane

ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES                                                                                                                               
                                    Mr. Lane - YES

                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                    Mr. Persinger - YES 

                                    Mr. Tucker - YES

                                    Mr. Wright – YES

                                    Clifton Forge East District - Vacant         

 

                                    TIME: 6:37 p.m.           

 

MOTION: That the School Board return to open session from closed session.

MOTION:   Mr. Wright

SECOND:  Mr. Lane

ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES                                                                                                                               
                                    Mr. Lane - YES

                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                    Mr. Persinger - YES 

                                    Mr. Tucker - YES

                                    Mr. Wright – YES

                                    Clifton Forge East District - Vacant      

                              

                                    TIME: 6:57 p.m.           

 

CERTIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Chairman requests a motion to certify that to the best of each member’s knowledge:

  1. Only public business matters lawfully exempted from opening meeting requirements by Virginia law were discussed in the closed meeting to which this certification applies; and
  2. Only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were heard, discussed or considered by the School Board.

                        MOTION:    Mr. Franson

                        SECOND:   Mr. Wright

                        ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES                                                                                                                               
                                                            Mr. Lane - YES

                                                            Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                                            Mr. Persinger - YES 

                                                            Mr. Tucker - YES

                                                            Mr. Wright – YES

                                                            Clifton Forge East District - Vacant                  

 

                                                            6 - YES      0 – ABSENT      0 - NO      1 - Vacant Seat

                                                            TIME: 6:58 p.m. 

 

 

 

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board                  Clerk

 

 

(17-333) PERSONNEL ACTIONS*

MOTION: That the Board approve the personnel agenda, as discussed in closed session and recommended by the Superintendent. 

MOTION:   Mr. Wright 

SECOND:  Mr. Lane

ROLL CALL VOTE:       Mr. Franson - YES                                                                                                                               
                                    Mr. Lane - YES

                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES

                                    Mr. Persinger - YES 

                                    Mr. Tucker - YES

                                    Mr. Wright – YES

                                    Clifton Forge East District - Vacant      

 

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:  That the Alleghany County School Board called meeting be adjourned.

MOTION:  Mr. Franson 

TIME:  7:01p.m.                  

 

 

 

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Chairman, Alleghany County School Board                    Clerk