GILES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

151 School Road

Pearisburg, VA  24134

 

AGENDA

 

Regular School Board Meeting

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7:30 AM

School Administration Office Building

Conference Room

**Closed Meeting may be held **

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

A.                   Meeting Minutes

1.                   Regular – June 27th, 2019

2.                   Work Session – July 11th, 2019

3.                   Work Session – July 31st, 2019

B.                   Financial Data

1.                   Bills

2.                   Payroll

3.                   Revenue –July 2019

4.                   Expenditure Report – July 2019

5.                   Appropriation Request –  August/September 2019

C.                   Surplus

D.                  Field Trips

 

IV.               Superintendent’s Report

A.            Personnel/Contractual Items

B.            Instructional Update

C.             Introduction of New Staff Members

D.            Policy Revisions

E.            New CTE Course

 

V.                 Concerns/Mission Statement Accomplishments – Chairman

A.                   Board Members

B.                   Superintendent

C.                   Student School Board Representatives

 

VI.               Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Board Meeting Agenda

August 15, 2019

Page 2

 

Superintendent's Working Documents

8/15/19

No Action Required

 

Informational Items

Fundraiser Reports 18-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Approval of Minutes                                                               Item: III-A

 

Prepared by:  Amanda J. Tickle                                                         Date: 08/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review, correct and approve the minutes of the work session on July 11th and 31st and the regular meeting on June 27th, 2019.

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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:  III-B

 

Prepared by:  Thompson/Perkins                                                  Date: 8/15/19

 

 

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 July 2019 Summary of Revenues and Expenditures.   Please approve the appropriation request for August and September 2019 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 August & September 2019 also needs to be approved.

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

Topic:  Confirmation of Surplus Items                                Item:  III-C

           

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                       Date: 08/15/19

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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:

 

NEMS Surplus:  3 older model TV's (Linytron, Phillips, unknown), 1 VCR- JVC, 1 hospital bed, 1 large office desk ,1 overhead projector, 7 pull-down maps, 1 smart table, 3 student desks, 3 student chairs

 

GTC Surplus:  Kleen-Tec Cabinet Washer, A-Tech Simulator, Sunex Transmission Jack, Robinair Dual A/C Machine, Sun R-12 A/C Machine, Craftsman 12 inch Bandsaw, 2 wooden desks, Medication Cart, Overbed Table, 15 - Dreamweaver CS4 Textbooks, White High Seat Swivel Chair, 2 - Student Chairs, 4 - CPR Manakins, White Wire Shelf, 3 - Wood Counter Shelves with Glass, 2 - Wood Displays With Glass, 50 - Healthcare related VHS Tapes, Metal Filing Cabinet, Sharp 13 x 40 Vari Speed Lathe

 

Surplus Buses:

 12       1995    INTRNTL   BLUEBIRD    1HVBBAAP1SH646294           

 60       1999     INTRNTL    BLUEBIRD  1HVBBAAN4XH225871

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

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

 

Prepared by: T. Arbogast                                                                    Date:  8/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board review school requests for field trips for the 2019-20 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:  Report of Personnel and Contractual Items                   Item:  IV-A

                                                                                                                        (Page 1)           

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  8/15/19

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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 and/or contractual items will be submitted for the School Board’s consideration.

 

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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:  IV-A

                                                                                                                        (Page 2, Info Page)

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  8/15/19

Background and Rationale:

I.                   Personnel Confirmations/Employment for 2019-20:

 

Confirmations/Resignations:  

 

Confirmations/Employment: 

 

Athletic Coaching Contracts:  


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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Instructional Update                                                                Item:  IV-B

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date: 8/15/19

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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: Introduction of New Staff Members                                   Item:  IV-C

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date: 8/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board officially welcome our new professional staff.

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Background and Rationale:

As part of the pre-school in-service, all of our new professional staff members are scheduled for a variety of activities prior to the return of our experienced staff members.  Horace Mann is sponsoring a continental breakfast/reception for our new staff members.  Those Board members who are able to remain until 8:30AM are invited to join us for breakfast and meet our new teachers.  Lunch will be provided by the Celco Community Credit Union.

 

 

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


 

           

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic: Policy Revisions                                                                         Item:   IV-D

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  8/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board approve policy revisions as recommended by 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. 

 

Administration Revisions

 

 

               

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Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent


GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Approval of New CTE Course                                                          Item: IV-E

             

 

Prepared by:  K. White                                                                         Date: 8/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

 

That the School Board approve a new Career & Technical Education Course in Veterinary Science for NHS. 

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Background and Rationale:

 

Please find attached a CTE Application for a new Veterinary Science course at NHS for the 19-20 school year.

 

Application

 

 

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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-A  

               Accomplishments/Board Members

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date:  8/15/19

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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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TOP - AGENDA

 

 

Approved by

Dr. Terry E. Arbogast, II, Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Agenda Consideration

 

 

Topic:  Comments and Mission Statement                                                Item: V-B

               Accomplishments/Superintendent

 

Prepared by:  T. Arbogast                                                                   Date: 8/15/19

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Recommendation:

 

That the School Board will 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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TOP - AGENDA

 

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:  8/15/19

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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