3-6-2017 Called Meeting and Work Session Minutes

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MINUTES

CALLED MEETING AND WORK SESSION OF THE
ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

The Alleghany County School Board held a called meeting and work session on March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office Complex in Low Moor, Virginia.

PRESENT:  Gerald E. Franson; R. Craig Lane; Norman L. Persinger, Jr.; Jennifer S. Seckner; Benjamin J. Truett, Vice Chairman; and Jacob L. Wright. Also present:  Eugene P. Kotulka, Superintendent; and Lorie C. Bess, Clerk.

ABSENT:  Randall S. Tucker

Vice Chairman Truett presided and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  The call to order was followed by a moment of silence and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


CLOSED SESSION

(17-227) CODE OF VIRGINIA: COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE 2.2-1-254.A, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION 2.2-1-254.B1, PERSONNEL MATTERS 2.2-3711.A.1.

MOTION: That the School Board enter closed session to discuss Compulsory Attendance and Personnel Matters as authorized by the Code of Virginia Sections 2.2-1-254.A, 2.2-1-254.B.1 and 2.2-3711.a.1.

MOTION:   Mr. Franson 
SECOND:  Mrs. Seckner
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous
Time:  6:02 p.m.

MOTION: That the School Board return to open session from closed session.

MOTION:  Mrs. Seckner
SECOND: Mr. Lane
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous
TIME: 6:09 p.m.

CERTIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Chairman requests a motion to certify that to the best of each member’s knowledge:

  1. Only public business matters lawfully exempted from opening meeting requirements by Virginia law were discussed in the closed meeting to which this certification applies; and
  2. Only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were heard, discussed or considered by the School Board.

                                    MOTION:  Mrs. Seckner 
                                    SECOND: Mr. Lane 
                                    ROLL CALL VOTE:    Mr. Franson - YES    
                                                                       Mr. Lane - YES
                                                                        Mr. Persinger - YES
                                                                        Mrs. Seckner - YES
                                                                        Mr. Truett - YES
                                                                        Mr. Tucker - ABSENT
                                                                        Mr. Wright - YES                                 

                                                                        6 - YES         1 - ABSENT        0 - NO
                                    TIME: 6:10 p.m.           

____________________________________       ______________________________

Chairman, Alleghany County School Board                                   Clerk


PERSONNEL

(17-228) PERSONNEL ACTIONS

MOTION: That the Board approve all personnel actions as discussed in closed session and recommended by the Superintendent. 

MOTION:   Mr. Lane
SECOND:  Mr. Wright
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous   

PUPIL PERSONNEL

(17-229) DISPOSITION OF PUPIL PERSONNEL

a. Case #17-29

MOTION:  Mr. Lane
SECOND: Mrs. Seckner
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Unanimous  

b. Case #17-30

MOTION:  Mr. Lane
SECOND: Mr. Franson
ROLL CALL VOTE:     Mr. Franson - YES    
                                    Mr. Lane - YES
                                    Mr. Persinger - YES
                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES
                                    Mr. Truett - YES
                                    Mr. Tucker - ABSENT
                                    Mr. Wright - NO           

c. Case #17-31

MOTION:   Mr. Lane
SECOND:  Mr. Franson
ROLL CALL VOTE:     Mr. Franson - YES    
                                    Mr. Lane - YES
                                    Mr. Persinger - YES
                                    Mrs. Seckner - YES\
                                    Mr. Truett - YES
                                    Mr. Tucker - ABSENT
                                    Mr. Wright - NO           

 

OTHER BUSINESS

(17-230) RENEWAL OF WEB FILTER/THREAT MANAGEMENT LICENSE AND HARDWARE WARRANTY

The school division’s iboss web filter license, threat management license, and hardware replacement warranty are renewed on an annual basis.   The renewal cost in March 2016 was $23,790.00.  It is anticipated that the 2017-2018 renewal fee will exceed $20,000.00.  Three quotes have been requested and a recommendation for purchase will be presented at the March 20, 2017 school board meeting.


(17-231) PRESENTATION OF SUPERINTENDENT’S 2017-2018 OPERATING BUDGET

Mr. Kotulka presented the preliminary 2017-2018 operating budget.  He noted the budget would be considered for approval at the March 20 regular meeting.

 

(17-232) Work Session Topics

The Board reviewed information on the following topics:

a.  Salary scales
b.  Health insurance
c.  Update on New Tech program   

 

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: That the Alleghany County School Board called meeting and work session be adjourned.

MOTION: Mr. Lane
TIME: 7:53 p.m.

___________________________________              __________________________

Chairman, Alleghany County School Board                                  Clerk