Resolution School Consolidation

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RESOLUTION

AUTHORIZING THE CONSOLIDATION OF

ALLEGHANY COUNTY AND CITY OF COVINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

            During a called meeting on September 9, 2020, the Alleghany County School Board took the following action:

 

                                                                                                            VOTE

            Jacob L. Wright, Chairman                                               

            Danielle I. Morgan, Vice Chairwoman                                        

            Gerald E. Franson                                                              

            Donnie T. Kern                                                                                

            Jennifer S. Seckner                                                            

            Falling Spring District                                                          VACANT                                Jackson River District                                                          VACANT                   

 

 

            On motion of ______, seconded by ______, that the following resolution be adopted:

 

 

WHEREAS the Alleghany County School Board has determined that the consolidation of its public schools with the City of Covington public schools would be in the best interests of both the people of the City of Covington and Alleghany County and would further the interest of the Commonwealth in promoting strong and viable public school districts;

 

WHEREAS the consolidation can improve the educational opportunities and resources of public education in Alleghany County;

 

WHEREAS the consolidation will result in a more equitable use of the resources and distribution of the liabilities of Alleghany County and the City of Covington; and,

 

WHEREAS the consolidation can result in fiscal savings and governmental efficiencies;

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD THAT:

 

1.   Pending approval from the Virginia of Department of Education and subject to any necessary appropriations from the Virginia General Assembly, the Alleghany County School Board approves of and shall initiate and pursue all such procedures as may be necessary to accomplish the consolidation of public schools between the City of Covington and Alleghany County as outlined in the Virginia Code (Va. Code § 22.1-25 et seq.) and in a manner consistent with the recommendations of the Joint Committee on School Consolidation (which are adopted herein by reference);

2.   The Alleghany County School Board Chair is authorized, with the approval of this Board, to take all other such actions and to employ such special consultants as may be necessary to accomplish the objectives set forth herein including, but not limited to, signing and memorializing any agreements necessitated by the Virginia Department of Education between the respective localities; and,

3.   The Alleghany County School Board, throughout the course of these proceedings, shall continue to work toward an amicable resolution of this matter with the appropriate officials of the City of Covington.

Adopted this 9th day of September, 2020.

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Attest:

 

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Lorie C. Bess, Clerk of the Alleghany County School Board