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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle
Low Moor
, VA 24457


Monday, May 19, 2008, School Board Office Complex
100 Central Circle, Low Moor, VA
6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting



Call to Order / Moment of Silence / Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

08-317 Approval of Minutes of April 21, 2008 Regular Meeting (action)
08-318 Approval of Minutes of May 5, 2008 Called Meeting (action)

Community Participation

08-319 School Board Commendations:

3rd Place, Va. State Police Missing Children Poster Contest: Samantha Wolfe, Callaghan Elementary
Selections for Girls’ State Conference: Megan Bryant & Hannah Grimesey
Selections for Boys’ State Conference: Cullen Truett & Jacob Downer
Selections to Summer Residential Governor’s School:
Theater: Mackenzie Kegley
Humanities: Cullen Truett
Vocal Music:
Logan Herr
Fiestaval Competition, 3rd Place Overall and 2nd Place in Division V: Alleghany High School Wind Ensemble
Fiestaval Competition, Outstanding Soloists, Wind Ensemble: Megan Burnette and Kate Mason
Fiestaval Competition, 2nd Place in Division III: Alleghany High School Color Guard
Fiestaval Competition, 2nd Place in Division III: Alleghany High School Concert Band
Fiestaval Competition, 1st Place in Division III: Alleghany High School Marching Band
All-Virginia Symphonic Band, 1st Chair Bassoon: Katie Anderson
All-Virginia Orchestra, 1st Chair Bass Trombone: Michael Mason

08-320 School Board member questions and reports

Budget & Finance

08-321 Payment of bills (action)
08-322 Budget report (information)
08-323 Certification of 2008-2009 health insurance contribution rates & benefits adjustments (action)
08-324 Annual renewal of access authorization to selected dental insurance provider (action)
08-325 Cafeteria report (information)

Superintendent’s Reports & Recommendations

08-326 Calendar information:

Friday, June 6 – VSBA Workshop: School Law Update at Charlottesville Omni
6 p.m. Monday, June 16 – Regular meeting at Central office complex
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 – Year-end close-out and annul re-organizational meeting
6 p.m. Monday, July 7 – Regular meeting at Central office complex (pending approval on July 1)
Monday, July 28 – VSBA orientation & training for new members in Richmond
Tuesday, July 29 – VSBA-DOE Governor’s Conference in Richmond

08-327 Authorization of signatures in absence of superintendent (action)
08-328 Proposed calendar of 2008-2009 school board meetings and events (information)
08-329 State mandated adjustments to VAAP participation and implications for school division AYP status (information)
08-330 Appointments to Gifted Advisory Committee for 2008-2009 (action)
08-331 Approval of annual student accident insurance program (action)
08-332 Approval of vehicle fuel and heating oil bids for 2008-2009 (action)
08-333 Roof replacement at the Central school complex (rear cafeteria and classroom addition) (action)
08-334 Roof replacement at Falling Spring Elementary School (action)
08-335 Replace HVAC system in kindergarten classrooms at Falling Spring Elementary School (action)
08-336 Replace casework (cabinets and countertops) and plumbing in 19 Sharon Elementary Classrooms (action)
08-337 Parking lot and roadway sealing and painting at
Callaghan Elementary School (action)
08-338 Parking lot and roadway sealing and painting at Clifton Middle and Mountain View Elementary Schools (action)
08-339 Capital improvement update (information)

Field trip requests:

08-340 12 AHS girls’ basketball players to Virginia Tech Basketball Team Camp, June 26-28 in Blacksburg (action)
08-341 16 AHS boys’ basketball players to Eastern Mennonite Basketball Team Camp, July 11-13 in Harrisonburg (action)

08-342 Communications
Teacher Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (information)
Safe Schools Committee (information)

Closed Session

08-343 Code of Virginia:

2.2-3711.A.1 – Personnel Matters / Actual and potential appointments, assignments, resignations and salaries, including final review of the superintendent’s annual evaluation.

2.2-3711.A.2 – Student Matters / Discussion and consideration of disciplinary matters, including hearings associated with pupil personnel case #s 07-18 and 08-03.

2.2-3711.A.3 – Real Property / Discussion of issues associated with potential land acquisitions and/or disposals.


08-344 Revisions to superintendent’s job description (action)
08-345 Summer school staff appointments (action)
08-346 Personnel actions (action)

Pupil Personnel

08-347 Disposition of pupil personnel cases (action)

Other business

08-348 Additions to agenda