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December 8, 2015 – MINUTES

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December 8, 2015

            The Joint Board of Control for Jackson River Technical Center met in regular monthly session on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 with the following members present:

                       Cindy Bennett, Chairman    Covington City

                        Eddy Clemons                       Covington City

                        Craig Lane                            Alleghany County

                        Randy Tucker                       Alleghany County


Also present were Mr. Tom Long, Administrator; Mr. Eugene Kotulka, Superintendent of Alleghany County Schools; Mr. Glenn Spangler, Director; and Mrs. Sue Wolfe, Clerk.

Mrs. Bennett called the meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. and led in a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


            On a motion by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mr. Clemons, the minutes of the November 10, 2015,  meeting were approved as submitted unanimously by aye vote.



             Directors Report.  Mr. Spangler reported that the Alleghany Foundation has approved payment in the amount of $214,440 to equip the welding lab. They have asked that JRTC raise $10,000 from other businesses in the area to prove that they are on board with the idea.  Once we receive the additional $10,000, the Alleghany Foundation will match the $10,000.

            Testing.  Mr. Spangler informed the Board that he had administered the NOCTI post-test

for welding with 100% passing the test.  Seven students in Culinary Arts have tested and seven have passed the ServSafe test.  There are four students who still need to take the test, and they are studying to be able to pass it the first time.  Mr. Spangler said that more post-testing will be done later in the year.

            Student Apprenticeships.  In answer to questions at last month’s meeting, Mr. Spangler said he contacted our State apprenticeship representative to see if our students could be in the State apprenticeship program while taking classes at JRTC.  The reply was that students must be employed by an electrical contractor to be in the State apprenticeship program.  He added that maybe toward the end of the program they could be hired and enrolled in the State apprenticeship program.


            Mrs. Bennett called for a motion to enter executive session to discuss personnel matters, pursuant to the Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3711.A.1.  Mr. Tucker moved to enter executive session as requested by Mrs.  Bennett.  Mr. Clemons seconded the motion, and the motion was approved by aye vote at 12:10 p.m.

            At 12:13 p.m., Mr. Clemons moved that the Board return to open session from closed session.  Mr. Tucker  seconded the motion, and the motion carried.  All member voted yes by roll call vote.

            At 12:14 p.m., Mr. Tucker  moved 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 applied; and
  2. Only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were heard, discussed or considered by the Board.

Mr. Clemons  seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously by roll call vote.



            Action on Personnel Matters (16-35).  As recommended by Mr. Spangler, Mr. Clemons moved that Melody Weese be hired as Administrative Secretary.  Mr. Tucker seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.

PAY BILLS  (16-36):

            Mr. Lane reviewed the bills and moved that bills in the amount of $14,639.71 be approved for payment.  Mr. Clemons seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously by aye vote.

            Bills and salaries for the month of November in the amount of $105,116.67 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.



The meeting adjourned 12:16 p.m. on motion by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mr. Clemons.

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      Date Approved                                                                       Clerk








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