GILES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

151 School Road

Pearisburg, VA  24134

 

AGENDA

 

Regular School Board Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.

(A Closed Session 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

 

II.                 Public Comments

A.                   General

 

III.          Presentations
A.                   Professional Advisory Committee

1.                   Eastern Elem/Middle Teacher Assistants: Debbie Poff, Dorothy Williams, Tammy McGuire, Amber Jones, Lisa Johnston, Angela Rice, Teresa Link, Sharon Wilson

2.                   Sandy Fisher/EEMS PTA

3.                   Macy McClaugherty Cafeteria Staff: Kristi Perkins, Kathy Pyles, Christal Spencer, Jeanine Gentry, Mary Jane Vierling, Christian Kemp, Sue Anderson

4.                   Rachel Hicks – Macy McClaugherty

5.                   Heather Lucas – Macy McClaugherty

6.                   Kim Squibb – Macy McClaugherty

7.                   Julie Kennett – Narrows Elementary/Middle School

8.                   Erin Burton – Giles High School

9.                   Crystal Boggess – Narrows High School

10.                Erica Gautier – Narrows High School

11.                Deborah Parcell – Narrows High School

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

A.                   Meeting Minutes

1.                   Regular – February 16, 2017

2.                   Special Meetings – February 7, 2017  February 21st, 2017

B.                   Financial Data

1.                   Bills

2.                   Payroll

3.                   Revenue – February 2017

4.                   Expenditure Report – February 2017

5.                   Appropriation Request – April 2017

C.                   Field Trips           

 

V.           Superintendent’s Report

A.            Educational Feature

B.            Personnel/Contractual Items

C.             Policy Revisions

D.            New NHS Course (Elective)

E.            Instructional Update

 

 

VI.                           Concerns/Mission Statement Accomplishments – Chairman

A.                   Board Members

B.                   Superintendent

 

 

VII.                        Adjournment
 

 

Superintendent's Working Documents

3/16/17

No Action Required

 

Informational Items

Enrollment – February 28, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Approval of Minutes                                             Item: IV-A

 

Prepared by:  Amanda Tickle                                          Date: 3/16/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review, correct and approve the minutes of the regular meeting on February 16, 2017 and special meeting minutes from February 7th and 21st, 2017.

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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.

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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: 3/16/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board authorize payment of certain bills/payrolls prior to official board action, and approve the payment of regular bills. That the Board approve the February 2017 Summary of Revenues and the February 2017 Summary of Expenditures.  Please approve the appropriation request for April 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 April 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:  Field Trips/Approval & Confirmation                             Item:  IV-C

 

Prepared by: R. Franklin                                                                     Date:  3/16/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review school requests for field trips for the 2016-17 school year, and approve those that have been recommended by the principals and Assistant Superintendent.

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Background and Rationale:

 

Each year, schools are requested to submit field trip requests to the School Board for their review.  Our policy requires field trips that are in excess of 500 miles or overnight trips to be approved by the Board.  I recommend that the Board approve field trips, based on this information. 

 

Who:  GHS/FFA – M. Dove

When:  March 24-25, 2017

Where:  Doswell, VA (Contest)

Transportation:  Van

Students Involved:  8

 

 

 

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Approved by

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

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Educational Feature                                                                 Item:  V-A

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  3/16/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board view an educational feature from Paula Tibbs/Gifted Education.

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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, Gifted Education 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:  3/16/17

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Recommendation:

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

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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:

 

Volunteer Agreements: 

 

Resignation: 

 

Employment: 

 

Athletic Coaching Contract: 

 

II.        Contractual

 

(From Mr. Franklin)

I would like to recommend that the School Board accept the bid from Liberty Paper for services specified in IFB #1-2017 (duplicating paper).  Bids were received from:

 

Liberty       $22.57

CPG          $22.97

NROS       $23.95

Oliver        $28.25

Quill          $29.90

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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:  3/16/17

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve policy revisions as recommended by the VSBA Policy Services and administration. 

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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. 

 

                                                         

VSBA Revisions­­­­

         

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

 GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  New Course - NHS                                                                    Item:  V-D

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  3/17/16

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve an additional course at Narrows High School for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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Background and Rationale:

 

Course Title

 

Effective Reading Skills for High School Students (English Foundations)

 

Course Description  

 

Students are recommended for placement in this course based on SOL assessments, performance in English courses, and other standardized testing. This course uses differentiated, small group and direct instruction, high interest literature, and focuses on comprehension, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Students receive instruction in the use of word recognition and context to build vocabulary; conventions of print and non-print to increase understanding and comprehension of text; and strategic reading to increase comprehension and enhance learning and retention. 

 

SCED Code - 01067

 

Assignment Code - 1181,1182 (Part 2)

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent

 


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Instructional Update                                                                Item:  V-E

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  3/16/17

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Recommendation:

 

The Superintendent will update the Board on instructional successes.

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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:  3/16/17

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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.

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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: 3/16/17

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Recommendation:

 

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

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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