Posted on: February 15, 2012
GOOCHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
January 31, 2012
GOOCHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
BUDGET WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
CALL TO ORDER
Elizabeth A. Hardy, Chair called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Michael E. Payne
Mr. W. Kevin Hazzard
Mr. John L. Lumpkins, Jr.
Mr. John D. Wright
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Hardy
Dr. Linda A. Underwood, Superintendent
Also attending were:
Pete Gretz, Assistant Superintendent
Thomas DeWeerd, Director of Secondary Education
Dr. Steve Geyer, Director of Elementary Education
Debra Beasley, Director of Special Education and Student Services
Sonny Turner, Supervisor of Maintenance
Lisa Landrum, Supervisor of Nutrition
John Hendron, Supervisor of Instructional Technology
Francie Ball, Principal, Goochland High School
Diane Bennett, School Board Clerk
The Media was represented by:
Ken Odor, The Goochland Gazette
ADDITIONS/DELETIONS/CHANGES TO PROPOSED ANNOTATED AGENDA
ADOPTION OF ANNOTATED AGENDA
On a motion by Mr. Hazzard, seconded by Mr. Wright, the Board voted 5-0 to adopt the annotated agenda as proposed. All Ayes: Payne, Hazzard, Hardy, Lumpkins, Wright.
COMMENTS BY CHAIR
Mrs. Hardy acknowledged Dr. Underwood, staff, and the Budget and Finance Subcommittee for all of the work on the budget. She explained that they would present a balanced budget tonight for vote, but would continue to work to find additional savings for add-backs. The Board will continue work on the reorganization and realignment of administrative functions, and will look at outsourcing services where possible. All budget decisions true back to two main criteria; streamline administration and operations, and focus on the classroom.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PRESENTATION OF CIP
Pete Gretz presented the Facilities Committee recommendation for the CIP. Sonny Turner was present and answered questions. The Board discussed the matter.
APPROVAL OF THE CIP
On a motion by Mr. Payne, seconded by Mr. Hazzard, the Board voted 4-0 to approve the CIP as presented. Ayes: Payne, Hazzard, Hardy, Wright Nay: Lumpkins
PRESENTATION OF FY13 PROPOSED BUDGET
Dr. Underwood presented the School Board’s Proposed FY13 Budget.
COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS:
Each of the Board members made individual statements and thanked staff for their hard work on the budget. They explained that there is more work to be done and reassured the public that their focus is on the classroom.
APPROVAL OF FY13 PROPOSED BUDGET
On a motion by Mr. Payne, seconded by Mr. Hazzard, the Board voted 5-0 to approve the School Board’s FY13 Proposed Budget as presented. All Ayes: Payne, Hazzard, Hardy, Lumpkins, Wright.
On a motion by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Lumpkins, the Board voted 5-0 to go into closed meeting pursuant to Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the appointment, performance, and discipline of specific employees of the board. All Ayes: Payne, Hazzard, Hardy, Lumpkins, Wright.
CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING
On a motion by Mr. Hazzard, seconded by Mr. Wright, the Board voted 5-0 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. Roll Call: Payne-yes, Hazzard-yes, Hardy-yes, Lumpkins-yes, Wright-yes.
The meeting was adjourned by the Chair.