Posted on: February 08, 2011
GOOCHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JANUARY 4, 2011
GOOCHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
CALL TO ORDER
Maxwell G. Cisne called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m.
Mr. Ivan O. Mattox, Sr.
Mr. Maxwell G. Cisne
Mr. James L. Haskell
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
Connie Foreman, Enrichment and Interim Elementary Instruction Specialist
Lisa Landrum, Supervisor of Nutrition
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
MOMENT OF SILENCE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ADDITIONS/DELETIONS/CHANGES TO AGENDA
Dr. Underwood presented additions/deletions/changes to agenda.
ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Dr. Underwood called for nominations for Chairman. Mr. Haskell made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Meng, to elect Mr. Mattox as Chairman of the Goochland County School Board for CY 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN
Mr. Mattox called for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Mr. Meng made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Cisne, to elect Mr. Haskell Vice-Chairman of the Goochland County School Board for CY 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
APPOINTMENT OF THE CLERK
Mr. Haskell made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Cisne, to appoint Diane Bennett as Clerk of the Goochland County School Board for CY 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF SUPERINTENDENT’S DESIGNEE
Mr. Meng made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Miller, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation that in her absence or inability, Peter M. Gretz, Thomas DeWeerd, and Ernest McLeod be approved as her designees to attend meetings of the School Board and be authorized to sign reports, requisitions, and other official correspondence for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR REGULAR MEETING
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Haskell, to accept the Superintendent’s proposed schedule for Board meetings based on Regular Business meetings being held on the second Tuesday of each month in the auditorium of Goochland High School and Workshops being held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Courthouse Annex Conference room. The motion was approved unanimously.
SELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAGGIE WALKER GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL BOARD
Mr. Miller made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Haskell, to appoint Mr. Mattox as the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Board Representative for CY 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
SELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BLUE RIDGE VIRTUAL GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL BOARD
Mr. Haskell made the motion, which was seconded by Mr. Cisne, to appoint Mr. Miller as the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School Board Representative for CY 2011. The motion was approved unanimously.
CODE OF ETHICS
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Haskell, for each of the Goochland School Board members to sign the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Code of Ethics. The motion was approved unanimously.
FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CIP
Dr. Underwood gave an update on the recommended CIP before the public hearing. The Board of Supervisors approved the use of a portion of the unexpended funds from the multipurpose room projects in the amount of $130,000 to be used immediately in the replacement of the boiler, additional restrooms, and a covered walkway at the Specialty Center. Dr. Underwood recommended that change in the CIP.
At the request of Mr. Mattox, Dr. Underwood gave an overview of the Facilities Committee.
There were no comments from the public.
The following Personnel Action item was presented for approval:
Carolyn Trongone, GES, Secretary/Bookkeeper
David Bobosky, Assistant Girls Basketball
Allison Brook, GHS, Biology
Mr. Cisne made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Meng, to approve the Consent Items as presented. The motion was approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF CIP
Dr. Underwood presented the CIP for approval.
Mr. Haskell made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Cisne, to approve the CIP as presented. The motion was approved unanimously.
FY 2011-2012 SUPERINTENDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET
Dr. Underwood and staff presented the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2011-2012 budget. The total operating budget is $23,338,585 in addition to $1,014,265 in the Cafeteria budget, and $1,051,238 in the Grants fund. This budget is $385,040 more than the FY 2010-2011 budget. Dr. Underwood stated the proposed budget is on the website for citizen review. The proposed FY 2011-2012 budget must be approved on January 25, 2011 and will be formally presented to the Board of Supervisors on February 1, 2011.
SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The meeting was adjourned by the Chairman.