JRTC Monthly Report

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JRTC Board Meeting Notes


What follows are the notes from the March 12, 2019 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), Eddy Clemons (Covington City), Tamala Preston (Covington City), Gerald Franson (Alleghany County), Jennifer Seckner (Alleghany County), Jacob Wright (Chair, 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 February meeting were approved.
  2. 2.Mr. Spangler presented the Annual Performance Report noting the center met all applicable standards except nontraditional career preparation. 
  3. 3.Mr. Spangler reminded Board members of the dinner meeting on April 9 at 6:00 p.m.      
  4. 4.Mr. Spangler reported the bids for wireless upgrade were rejected because they were higher than the expected costs.  He hopes to request bids again in the fall.    
  5. 5.Mr. Spangler reported the HOSA conference would be held in Williamsburg that weekend.  Twenty students are attending.
  6. 6.Mr. Spangler reported students recently competed in regional competitions and six students are now eligible to compete at the state level in Virginia Beach in April. 
  7. 7.Mr. Spangler reported on the number of students from both school divisions that attend JRTC. He reported that 53.78% of eligible AHS students were enrolled in JRTC classes, and that 25.23% of eligible CHS students were enrolled in JRTC classes during the first semester. Alleghany also had 49.08% of eligible students enrolled during the second semester, while Covington had 24.31% of all eligible students enrolled.
  8. 8.Mr. Spangler reported he is researching to see if other school divisions compensate instructors who work outside their contract.  He stated he would meet with other directors that week and hoped to have information for the Board at the April meeting.
  9. The Board went into Closed Session to discuss Personnel.  Upon return to Open Session, the Board approved the resignation of Kenneth Starcher, automotive instructor, effective June 30, 2019.    
  10. Bills in the amount of $23,960.30 were approved.   Salaries in the amount of $78,842.71 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.   


The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m. 

The next meeting is April 9 at 6:00 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.