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JRTC Board Meeting Notes


What follows are the notes from the September 11, 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: Tamala Preston (Covington City), Gerald Franson (Alleghany County), Jennifer Seckner (Alleghany County), (Alleghany County), Randy Tucker (Alleghany County), Glenn Spangler (JRTC Director), Christy Armentrout (Clerk), Melinda Snead-Johnson (Covington City Superintendent) and Eugene Kotulka (Alleghany County Superintendent/Administrator).


  1. The minutes of the August meeting were approved.
  2. 2.Mr. Spangler stated the school year is going well. 
  3. 3.Mr. Spangler reviewed the SEDF report for the 2017-18 school year. In 2017-18 JRTC had 17.31% female nontraditional students, 14.10% male nontraditional students for a combined total of 16.67% nontraditional students. The state goal is 30%, which is difficult to meet because of the programs offered.  Mrs. Seckner suggested doing a survey to see what programs female students would be interested in.  The Board approved JRTC to participate in the Studer Survey currently being administered in Alleghany County schools, focusing on climate interest. 
  4. 4.Mr. Spangler reported that JRTC currently has 365 students enrolled for the fall semester. There are 304 Alleghany High School students, 61 Covington students, and 3 post-graduate students.      
  5. 5.Mr. Spangler presented the board with copies of finalized financial reports from 2017-18. He noted the school’s chiller will need to be replaced soon at a cost of $60,000-$70,000.  Mr. Wright discussed other items that also need to be updated or repaired.  Mr. Wright suggested teachers list items they need or want and present these lists to the budget committee.  He also recommended compensation for teachers who assist students during the summer months in an incentive to participate in competitions.         
  6. The board approved the Skills Advisory Council, the Craft Committees, and Early             Childhood Education program.
  7. Bills in the amount of $14,706.08 were approved.   Salaries in the amount of         $75,379.30 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.         Salaries in the amount of $40,963.31 were accrued to FY18.


The meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m. 

The next meeting will be held on October 9 at 12:00 p.m.