GILES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

151 School Road

Pearisburg, VA  24134

 

AGENDA

 

Regular School Board Meeting

(A Closed Session May Be Held)

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

4:00 P.M.

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 Council/School Board

1.                   Giles County Maintenance/Custodians

 

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

A.                   Meeting Minutes

1.                   Regular – September 21, 2017

2.                   Work Session – September 7, 2017

B.                   Financial Data

1.                   Bills

2.                   Payroll

3.                   Revenue –September 2017

4.                   Expenditure Report –September 2017

5.                   Appropriation Request – November 2017

C.                   2017-2018 Advisory Committees

D.                  2017-2018 Field Trip Requests

E.                   Surplus

 

V.            Superintendent’s Report

A.            Educational Feature

B.            Personnel/Contractual Items

C.             Instructional Update

 

VI.                Concerns/Mission Statement Accomplishments – Chairman

A.                   Board Members

B.                   Superintendent

C.                   Student School Board Representative

 

VII.              Adjournment

Superintendent's Working Documents

10/19/2017

No Action Required

 

Informational Items

Enrollment – September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Approval of Minutes                                                  Item: IV-A

 

Prepared by:  Amanda J. Tickle                                             Date: 10/19/17

                                                                                                                  

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review, correct and approve the minutes of the regular meeting on September 21, 2017 and the work session on September 7th, 2017.

                                                                                                                  

 

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: 10/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

That the School Board authorize payment of certain bills/payrolls prior to official board action, and approve the payment of regular bills. That the Board approve the September 2017 Summary of Revenues and the September 207 Summary of Expenditures.  Please approve the November 2017 Appropriation Request 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. 

Please approve the November 2017 Appropriation Request as well.

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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:  Advisory Committees                                                 Item:  IV-C

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                     Date: 10/19/17

 

 

Recommendation:

 

­­­­­­­­­­That the School Board consider the staff recommendations for the 2017-2018

Advisory Committees.

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Background and Rationale:

 

Numerous advisory committees are required as a result of both federal

and state programs.  Additionally, the School Board has traditionally

appointed a variety of Advisory Committees.  I recommend the

Board review the staff recommendations and make the appointments

to the 2017-2018 committees.  Please click here to view the list of committees.

 

Special Education Advisory (Not yet received)

Title I Parent Advisory

Family Life Education Advisory

Bus Driver Advisory

School Safety Advisory

Career/Tech Ed. General Advisory

Professional Development Advisory

Remediation Programs Standards Advisory

Mentoring Advisory

SOQ Planning Council Advisory

Division Tech Advisory

STEM Advisory

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Field Trips        /Approval & Confirmation                         Item:  IV-D

 

Prepared by: R. Franklin                                                                 Date:  10/19/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review school requests for field trips for the 2017-18 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. 

 

Field Trips

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Confirmation of Surplus Items                                            Item:  IV-E

                       

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date: 10/19/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve surplus items to be disposed of in the most economical manner possible.

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Background and Rationale:

 

            Items have been submitted with the request to be declared as surplus.  I recommend that the Board approve the following items:

 

Mary Henderson:

We have 5 old AED'S for surplus.  Once this procedure is completed, I would like to suggest that the School Board donate these machines to Rescue Squads, Fire Departments or Churches that have requested.  It would be understood that the machines are no longer covered under maintenance and are in need of replace battery ($400 each), adult and pediatric pads($200-$250 each). 

 

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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:  10/19/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board view an educational feature from Art 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, Art Education will be providing the educational feature.

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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:  10/19/17

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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 2017-18:

 

 

Employment

 

Resignations: 

 

Volunteer Agreements: 

 

Substitute Teachers to Date

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Instructional Update                                                    Item:  V-C

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                      Date:  10/19/17

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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:  10/19/17

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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: 10/19/17

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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


GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Comments and Mission Statement /                                 Item: V-C  

            Student School Board Representatives

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  10/19/17

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Recommendation:

 

That the Student Board representatives present their concerns, questions, and commendations, brought to their attention. 

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Background and Rationale:

 

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

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TOP - AGENDA

 

 

Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent