GILES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

151 School Road

Pearisburg, VA  24134

 

AGENDA

 

2017 Organizational Meeting

 

Regular School Board Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2017

4:00 P.M.

(A Closed Meeting May Be Held)

School Administration Office Building

Conference Room

(Persons from the public wishing to address the Board are requested to register with the Clerk, unless they are already on the agenda.)

 
I.              Call to Order

A.            Pledge of Allegiance

B.            Approval of Agenda

C.           2017 Organization

1.             Election of:

a.            Chairman

b.            Vice-Chairman

2.             Day of Week and Time for Regular Meetings

3.             Appointment of Clerk and Deputy Clerks

4.             Superintendent’s Designee

 

II.            Public Comments

A.            General

 

III.           Presentations 

A.            Professional Advisory Council

1.             Kristen Corboy – EEMS

2.             Theresa Beckner – MMS

3.             Michael Etzler – GHS

4.             Christine Fletcher – GHS

5.             Gayle Kirby – NHS

6.             Teresa Lowe – NHS

7.             Josh Sparks – NHS

 

IV.       Consent Items (approval by a single Board vote) – Chairman

A.            Meeting Minutes

1.             Regular – December 15, 2016

2.             Special – December 15, 2016

B.            Financial Data

1.             Bills

2.             Payroll

3.             Revenue – December 2016

4.             Expenditure Report – December 2016

5.             Appropriation Request – February 2017

 

V.        Superintendent’s Report

A.         Educational Feature

B.         Personnel/Contractual Items

C.        Policy Revisions

D.         Instructional Update

 

VI.          Concerns/Mission Statement Accomplishments – Chairman

A.            Board Members

B.            Superintendent

 

VII.         Adjournment

Superintendent's Working Documents

1/19/2017

No Action Required

 

Informational Item

Enrollment – December 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Approval of Minutes                                                     Item: IV-A

 

Prepared by:  Amanda Tickle                                                  Date: 1/19/17

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review, correct and approve the minutes of the regular and special meetings on December 15, 2016.

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

The Clerk prepares the minutes and requests that the School Board review and approve the minutes prior to including them in the official record.

 

TOP - AGENDA

 

 

Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent

Amanda J. Tickle, School Board Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Financial Data                                                              Item:  IV-B

 

Prepared by:  Rhonda Tickle/Barbara Perkins                         Date: 1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board authorize payment of certain bills/payrolls prior to official board action, and approve the payment of regular bills.  Please approve the appropriation request for February 2017 as well.

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Background and Rationale:

 

We have prepared the check authorization in advance of the School Board meeting, to allow more time for individuals to peruse the bills.  Checks are prepared for bills budgeted and received.  Most payments cannot be made or released until authorized by the School Board action.  This authorization will allow us to make early payments and avoid late charges.  This includes the projected payroll for the 15th of the month.  The appropriation request for February 2017 also needs to be approved.

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent

Rhonda Tickle, Business Manager

Barbara Perkins, Payroll Specialist

 

 GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Educational Feature                                                      Item:  V-A

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date:  1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board view an educational feature from Macy McClaugherty School. 

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

In an effort to make the Board aware of programs and successes, educational features are scheduled for each Board meeting.  This month, Macy McClaugherty School will be doing the presentation.

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent
GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Report of Personnel and Contractual Items                  Item:  V-B

                                                                                                                  

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date:  1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve/confirm any personnel, student discipline, and contract items as recommended by the Superintendent.

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

A list of personnel, student discipline and/or contract items will be submitted for the School Board’s consideration.

 

I.        Personnel Confirmations/Employment for 2016-17:

 

Substitute Bus Drivers: 

 

Retirement: 

 

Employment: 

 

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

 

 

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Policy Revisions                                                            Item:  V-C

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date:  1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve policy revisions as recommended from VSBA and Administration.

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

VSBA Policies Services continues to revise policies and regulations, and/or add new policies for review. VSBA submits those to the Board, Staff, and Clerk for consideration and action.  Also, our administration continues to monitor policies and regulations to ensure accuracy.  I recommend the Board approve the policy revisions as recommended.  Please see the revisions below.

 

Policy: IGBG-R

 

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

 

 

            GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Instructional Update                                                     Item:  V-D

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date:  1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

The Superintendent will update the Board on instructional successes.

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

At this time the Superintendent will share pertinent information regarding student achievement.

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Comments and Mission Statement                               Item: VI-A  

             Accomplishments/Board Members

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date:  1/19/17

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board members present their concerns, questions, and commendations, brought to their attention.  In an effort to support the Mission Statement and in accepting the Superintendent's challenge to promote the positive aspects of Giles County Schools, it is hoped that the Board Members will bring their one-a-week positive statement to this portion of the agenda.

 

Background and Rationale:

 

This portion of the agenda is provided in an effort for individual Board Members to share concerns, questions, and commendations relative to the overall operation of Giles County Public Schools.

 

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Comments and Mission Statement                               Item: VI-B

             Accomplishments/Superintendent

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                        Date: 1/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board hear comments from the Superintendent regarding items which may have been received after the preparation of the formal agenda.

 

 

Background and Rationale:

 

In an attempt to minimize the number of meetings, this portion of the agenda has been developed to provide the Board with updated information that may come to the Superintendent's attention after the completion of the Board Agenda and the Board Book.

 

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent