JOINT BOARD OF CONTROL
JACKSON RIVER TECHNICAL CENTER
July 15, 2008
The Joint Board of Control for Jackson River Technical Center held its reorganizational meeting for 2008-2009 on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in the Darnell Center of Jackson River Technical Center with the following members present:
Troy Barbour Alleghany County
Stacey Bryant Alleghany County
David Halsey Alleghany County
Randy Tucker Alleghany County
Cindy Bryant Covington City
Rebecca Rhea Covington City
Danny Warlitner Covington City
Also present were Dr. Bob Grimesey, Administrator; Mr. Eddie Graham, Superintendent of Covington City Schools; Mr. Glenn Spangler, Director; and Mrs. Sue Wolfe.
Dr. Grimesey acted as temporary chairman and called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. He opened the meeting with a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Elect Chairperson. Dr. Grimesey opened the floor for nominations for chairperson for 2008-2009. Mr. Tucker nominated David Halsey; Mrs. Stacey Bryant seconded the nomination. There being no further nominations, Mrs. Stacey Bryant moved to close nominations. Mrs. Cindy Bryant seconded the motion and the motion unanimously carried by aye vote. Dr. Grimesey certified David Halsey to be the new chairperson.
Elect Vice Chairperson. Mr. Halsey opened the floor for nominations for vice-chairperson. Mrs. Cindy Bryant nominated Mr. Warlitner. Mrs. Rhea seconded the nomination. Mr. Tucker nominated Mrs. Stacey Bryant and Mr. Barbour seconded the nomination. There being no further nominations, Mrs. Cindy Bryant moved that nominations be closed. Mr. Tucker seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously voted aye to close nominations. A roll call vote was held with the following results: Troy Barbour – Stacey Bryant; Stacey Bryant – Stacey Bryant; David Halsey – Stacey Bryant; Randy Tucker – Stacey Bryant; Cindy Bryant – Danny Warlitner; Rebecca Rhea – Danny Warlitner; Danny Warlitner – Danny Warlitner. Mrs. Wolfe certified Mrs. Stacey Bryant as Vice-Chairperson on a 4-3 vote.
Appoint Clerk. Dr. Grimesey recommended that Sue Wolfe be appointed as Clerk. Mr. Halsey appointed Sue Wolfe as Clerk of the Board for the year 2008-09.
Appoint Deputy Clerk. As recommended by Dr. Grimesey, Mr. Halsey appointed Christy Craft as Deputy Clerk of the Board for 2008-09.
Set Meeting Time, Place & Date. The Board discussed meeting dates:
April 23 (Thursday – 6:00 p.m. meeting; 6:30 p.m. dinner)
June 23 Close out
All dates with the exception of April 23 and June 23 are third Tuesdays. The meetings are scheduled to be at JRTC and, with the exception of April 23, all times are set at 11:45 a.m. for lunch and 12:15 p.m. for the meeting.
Mr. Tucker moved to establish the above schedule, Mrs. Stacey Bryant seconded, and the Board unanimously approved same.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
There being no corrections or additions, Mr. Halsey declared the minutes of the June 24, 2008, meeting approved as written. Being no corrections, Mr. Halsey declared the minutes of the June 30, 2008, meeting approved as written.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT (09-02):
Mr. Spangler informed the Board of the ideas, thoughts, and plans for the future for regular day school and for adults:
Mr. Spangler said he plans to continue to work on the things we already have in place, particularly credentialing and certification. He said we need to have a school that feels comfortable, adding that he feels that continuing with discipline, organization, and fairness is very important.
His goal is to go out into the community and work with business and community leaders to get ideas. For the day program, he wants to find out what types of things we need to do better, what they are currently getting, and what programs we may need to add. Mr. Spangler said he would like to expand and keep moving forward.
For the adult population, Mr. Spangler would like to make partnerships with community employers and leaders to add programs for adults in the evening that would be beneficial to the community.
Mr. Spangler stressed that he plans to make communicating face-to-face an important part of his position. He wants to make JRTC a visible part of the community.
Mr. Halsey said that he would like to see the Board and superintendents have some planning sessions with Mr. Spangler to talk about his goals. Mr. Spangler was in agreement. Mr. Tucker added that he thinks it is good that Mr. Spangler has a plan and that we don’t want to restrain him.
Approve New Hourly Rate for Child Care Aides (09-03). Mr. Spangler requested that the Board approve $6.55 per hour for Child Care Aides for the coming year due to an increase in minimum wage. Mr. Tucker moved to approve the rate change as requested; Mrs. Stacey Bryant seconded the motion; and the Board unanimously voted aye for approval.
PAY BILLS (09-04):
Mr. Warlitner reviewed the bills before the meeting started. He moved that the Bills accrued to 2007-08 in the amount of $2,455.75 be approved for payment. Mr. Tucker seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously voted aye for approval of 2007-08 accrued bills.
Then Mr. Warlitner moved that the bills for July 2008-09 in the amount of $5,914.75 be approved for payment. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Cindy Bryant, and the Board unanimously voted aye for approval of July 2008-09 bills.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Code of Virginia 2.2-3711.A.1 (09-05):
Mrs. Stacey Bryant moved that the Board enter closed session to discuss personnel matters.
Mr. Tucker seconded the motion.
The Board unanimously voted aye.
Mr. Tucker moved to return to open session.
Mrs. Stacey Bryant seconded the motion.
The Board unanimously voted aye for approval.
Mr. Halsey requested a motion to certify that to the best of each member’s knowledge:
1. Only public business matters lawfully exempted from opening meeting requirements by Virginia law were discussed in the closed meeting to which this certification applies; and
2. Only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were, discussed or considered by the Board.
Mr. Tucker moved to certify above.
Mrs. Stacey Bryant seconded.
Roll Call Vote as follows:
Troy Barbour – Yes Cindy Bryant - Yes
Stacey Bryant – Yes Rebecca Rhea – Yes
David Halsey – Yes Danny Warlitner – Yes
Randy Tucker – Yes
7-Yes 0-Absent 0-No
Welcome New Board Members. Mr. Halsey welcomed new Alleghany Board member Troy Barbour and new Covington Board member Rebecca Rhea.
Thanks. Mr. Halsey thanked Mr. Warlitner for coming early to review the bills today and reviewing the bills at most meetings.
Request for Tech-Prep Update. Mr. Tucker requested to be updated on Tech-Prep.
The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m. on motion by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mrs. Stacey Bryant.
Date Approved Clerk