June 30, 2000


Volume I Issue 12

Office of the Superintendent Dr. Robert C. McCracken

*School Board Approves Consent Agenda Items

Minutes for the June 13, 2000 regular meeting

Payment of Bills

June, 2000 Payrolls

End of Year Summary– Revenue and Expenditures

Administrative Organization for 2000-01

Surplus Equipment

Title I Budget/Grant Application

Resolution for Magnet School

*Public Comments/Hearing

The Board opened a public hearing addressing policies, specifically referencing charter schools. After the comment period, the Board closed the public hearing and then approved establishing a policy which would outline procedures for charter school applications.

*School Board Hears Reports from the Superintendent

The Board approved J.B. Buckland as the VSBA delegate for one year and Ronald Whitehead as the alternate delegate for 2000-01. Mr. Buckland and Mr. Whitehead abstained.

The Board approved the Chairman and Superintendent to approve various RFP’s and employment between School Board meetings should there be a need to do so.

The Board approved James Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent, and Bonita Kirk, School Board Clerk, to sign official documents in the absence of the Superintendent.

The Board approved Ron Whitehead as the Board’s representative for the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for a 2 year term, 2000-01 and 2001-02.

The Board approved new policies and policy revisions as recommended by VSBA Policy Services and the administration.

*School Board Approves/Confirms Recommendations Regarding Personnel Items

The Board confirmed the following employment for the 2000-01 school year: Linda Fitzgerald – NHS Secretary and Diana Blanton – GHS Science Teacher.

The Board confirmed the resignation of Rebecca Perry – GHS Science Teacher, effective immediately.

The Board approved Brenda Hayes, Macy McClaugherty School, as the Leadership Training candidate for 2000-01.

*School Board Takes Action on Other Items

The Board Chairman commented that the superintendent received a highly positive evaluation, and expressed appreciation of his continued efforts regarding our school system.

The Board approved the transfer of the GTC Building Trades project to the Giles County Homeless Shelter for an amount of $23,088.

The Board approved the transfer in the budget from the PSA account to the cafeteria retirement fund, so that a plan can be established for cafeteria workers retirement for up to a 5% match of their salary. Once the plan is finalized, cafeteria workers will be notified, with the understanding that participation is not mandatory.

The Board approved the revised appropriation request for August, 2000 in the amount of $2,920,282.36

Set the next School Board meeting for Thursday morning, August 24, 2000 at 7:30 AM prior to the new teachers coming in for orientation, where School Board members will have the opportunity to meet new staff members.