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

Monday, March 16, 2009, Gleason Forum Hall at Clifton Middle School
6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting



Call to Order / Moment of Silence / Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance led by Girl Scout Troop 2001

Roll Call

09-242 Approval of Minutes of February 16, 2009 Regular Meeting (action)

09-243 Approval of Minutes of February 19, 2009 Called Meeting (action)

09-244 Approval of Minutes of February 25, 2009 Called Meeting (action)

09-245 Approval of Minutes of March 6, 2009 Called Meeting (action)

09-246 Approval of Minutes of March 9, 2009 Called Meeting (action)

Community Participation

09-247 Opening remarks and welcome by Brenda Siple, Principal, Clifton Middle School

09-248 Special presentation by cast of Clifton Middle School production of Annie.

09-249 Remarks by Martha Carter, President of the Clifton Middle School PTA

09-250 School Board Commendations to:

Outstanding student demonstration of Six Pillars of Character Counts: Akasha Traver

Achievement of Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:
Amanda Sargent
Clifton Middle School

Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year: Patricia Anderson, Mountain View Elementary School

Other Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Finalists:
Alleghany High School: Lynda Jennings;
Clifton Middle School: Jerry Morgan;
Boiling Spring Elementary School: Brenda Lawson;
Callaghan Elementary School: Cassandra Franson;
Falling Spring Elementary School: Gail Higgins; and
Sharon Elementary School: Karen Cruise.

09-251 Special presentation by Jerry Morgan, Clifton Middle School Teacher of the Year Nominee

09-252 School Board member questions and reports

Budget & Finance

09-253 Payment of bills (action)

09-254 Budget report (information)

09-255 Annual school division audit (information)

09-256 Cafeteria report (information)

Superintendent’s Reports & Recommendations

09-257 Calendar information:

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 – Joint budget work session with Board of Supervisors at County Government Complex

6 p.m. Monday, April 6 – Regular meeting at Falling Spring Elementary School

6 p.m. Monday, April 20 – Regular meeting at Alleghany High School

09-258 Authorize commendations for 132 CMS students who scored 600 on their 2007 SOL

09-259 Proposed 2009-2010 school division budget (action)

09-260 Revised school division special education plan (action)

09-261 Purchase of computers to expand on-line SOL testing capability to elementary

09-262 Addendum to Alleghany High School Curriculum (action)

09-263 Information about merger of school divisions as requested by local governing bodies (information)

09-264 Request from Covington City School Board to revise 2009-2010 school calendar (action)

09-265 Status report on restructuring plan for Jackson River Governor’s School (information)

09-266 Capital improvement and operational maintenance update (information)

Field trip requests:

09-267 Ninety-six Clifton Middle School 7th graders to Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD,
April 7-9, 2009

Policy Revisions

09-268 Reconsider item tabled from February 16 meeting: Addition of Policy GCPAB,
“Retirement Incentive Plan”

09-269 Communications

Parent Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (information)

Teacher Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (information)

Closed Session

09-270 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 cases # 09-22 and # 09-23.


09-271 Personnel actions (action)

Other business

09-272 Additions to agenda