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


Monday, October 20, 2008, Callaghan Elementary School
5:00 p.m. – Teacher Demonstration in Room 114/
6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting


Call to Order / Moment of Silence / Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance led by Anthony Clarke and School Pledge led by Shane Urban

Roll Call

09-95 Approval of Minutes of September 15, 2008 Regular Meeting (action)

09-96Approval of Minutes of September 27, 2008 Work Session (action)

Community Participation

09-97 Opening remarks and welcome by Nancy M. Moga, Principal, Callaghan Elementary School

09-98 Remarks by Melanie Dawson, President, Callaghan Elementary School PTO

09-99 School Board Commendations to:

- 23 Callaghan students who earned at least one perfect score on their spring 2008 SOL assessments;
- Tia McDaniel: Outstanding student demonstration of Six Pillars of Character Counts at Callaghan Elementary; and
-John Fury and Logan Sartain, AHS agriculture students: Honors earned during FFA competitions at the Virginia State Fair.

09-100 VSBA Academy Awards

09-101 School Board member questions and reports

Budget & Finance

09-102 Payment of bills (action)

09-103 Budget report (information)

09-104 September 30, 2008 student membership report (information)

09-105 Approval of budget development calendar & designation of 6 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2008 as date or public hearing on 2009-2010 budget (action)

09-106 Designation of school board liaison(s) to administrative budget committee (action)

09-107 School activity fund audit reports (information)

09-108 Cafeteria report (information)

Superintendent’s Reports & Recommendations

09-109 Calendar information:

6:00 p.m. Monday, October 27 – Work session to analyze efficiency review and conduct other planning activities at Central

6:00 p.m. Monday, November 17 – Regular monthly meeting at Gleason Forum Hall, Mountain View Elementary School.

09-110 Resolution designating November 16-22, 2008 as American Education Week (action)

09-111 Adoption of School Board goals for 2008-2009 (action)

09-112 Final report on Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate (information)

09-113 Final report on State Accreditation Status of Alleghany County Public Schools (information)

09-114 Report on Virginia Preschool Initiative partnership with YMCA (information)

09-115 Adoption of early childhood special education curriculum materials (action)

09-116 Annual Jackson River Governor’s School report (information)

09-117 Bi-annual assessment of Six Year Improvement Plan: Goals II & III (information)

09-118 Disposal of surplus items (action)

09-119 Capital improvement and operational maintenance update (information)

Field trip requests:

09-120 95 Clifton Middle School 7th Graders to Washington D.C. & Baltimore, MD, November, 19-21, 2008 (action)

Policy Revisions

09-121 Policy revisions resulting from September 27 School Board planning session (action)

09-122 Communications

Closed Session

09-123 Code of Virginia:

2.2-3711.A.1 – Personnel Matters / Actual and potential appointments, assignments, resignations and salaries.
2.2-3711.A.2 – Student Matters / Discussion and consideration of disciplinary matters, including hearings associated with pupil personnel case #09-07, 09-08 and 09-09.
2.2-3711.A.10 – Discussion or consideration of special awards.
2.2-3711.A.3 – Real Property / Discussion of issues associated with potential land acquisitions and/or disposals.


09-124 Personnel actions (action)

Pupil Personnel

09-125 Dispositions of pupil personnel case #s 09-07, 09-08 and 09-09 (action)

Other business

09-126 Additions to agenda