Posted on: February 08, 2011
GOOCHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY WORKSHOP
January 25, 2011
Annex Building Training Room
CALL TO ORDER
Ivan O. Mattox, Sr., Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m.
Ivan O. Mattox, Sr., Chairman
James L. Haskell, Vice Chairman
Mr. Maxwell G. Cisne
Mr. Raymond A. Miller
Mr. Andrew A. Meng, III
Dr. Linda A. Underwood, Superintendent
Also attending were:
Peter M. Gretz, Assistant Superintendent
Thomas DeWeerd, Director of Secondary Education
Ernie McLeod, Director of Finance and Operations
Betty Thurston, Supervisor of Transportation
Sonny Turner, Supervisor of Maintenance
Diane Bennett, School Board Clerk
The Media was represented by:
Ken Odor, The Goochland Gazette
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The following Personnel Action item was presented for approval:
Dennis Jackson, Bus Driver
Head Baseball: Wes Farkas
Assistant Baseball: Dan Summitt
Assistant Baseball: Patrick Gordon
Head Softball: Amy Henneberger
Assistant Softball: Sarah Voyack
Assistant Softball: Bonnie Spencer
Assistant Softball: Krystal Battistelli
Head Boys Soccer: Patrick Brook and Eric Albright (split)
Assistant Boys Soccer: Patrick Brook and Eric Albright (split)
Assistant Girls Soccer: David Tual
Girls Tennis: Teresa Hood
Boys Tennis: Margie Yurick
Head Track: Henry Jones
Linda Jasper, GMS, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Leave of Absence:
Suzanne Taylor, BES, Instructional Assistant
Brenda Martin, GMS, Instructional Assistant
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Mattox, to approve Personnel Action as presented. The motion was approved unanimously.
Jim Popp presented information regarding the comprehensive plan/strategic plan. He stated he has a goal of 50 volunteers for the subcommittees. There are presently over 30. Mr. Popp gave a brief review of each committee and its purpose.
Dr. Underwood and Mr. Mattox further explained the process. Mr. Mattox took questions and comments from the audience.
TITLE III/IMMIGRANT YOUTH APPLICATION
Dr. Underwood presented the Title III/Immigrant Youth Application and explained that the Virginia Department of Education asked that Goochland County Public Schools act as the fiscal agent for the consortium. In order to be able to do this, the School Board would have to approve the LEP amount, the grant and the request for supplemental appropriation. GCPS will be the flow-through fiscal agent for all of the participating divisions. Dr. Underwood asked that the School Board approve the grant, GCPS acting as the fiscal agent, and request for supplemental appropriation.
Mr. Miller made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Meng, to approve the Title III/Immigrant Youth application, GCPS acting as the fiscal agent for the consortium and the request for supplemental appropriation. The motion was approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF FY 2011-2012 BUDGET
Dr. Underwood presented information on the FY 2011-2012 budget. The School Board discussed possible additions/deletions to proposed budget such as addition of a math specialist, a 1% salary increase, or return of furlough days. Mr. Mattox asked for each Board member’s requests/changes to the budget. The requests were as follows:
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Meng, to add a math specialist and the return of 2 furlough days to the budget. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve a budget in the amount of $23,696,456 and to request that the Superintendent allocate the budget to the appropriate categories based upon the wished expressed by the School Board and the discussion this evening.
Mr. Meng made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Cisne, to go into closed meeting pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711(A)(19) for the discussion of plans related to the security of school buildings and facilities or structures, as well as the safety of persons using such school buildings facilities, and/or structures.
END CLOSED MEETING
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Meng, for the Board to come out of Closed Meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING
Mr. Meng made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Haskell, to certify that only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and only such public business matters as were identified in the motion by which the closed meeting was convened were heard, discussed or considered in the meeting by the Board. The motion was approved unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned by the Chairman.