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July 9, 2015 – MINUTES

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July 9, 2015

The Joint Board of Control for Jackson River Technical Center met in its reorganizational meeting for 2015-2016 on Thursday, July 9, 2015 with the following members present:

Billy Angle                              Alleghany County

Craig Lane                              Alleghany County

Randy Tucker                         Alleghany County

Jacob Wright                          Alleghany County

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

Mr. Long acted as temporary chairman.  He called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m. and led in a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


Elect Chairperson.  Mr. Long opened the floor for nominations for chairperson for 2015-2016.  Mr. Wright nominated Mrs. Cindy Bennett.  Mr. Tucker seconded the nomination and moved to close nominations.  Mr. Long called for a vote on Cindy Bennett as Chairperson.  They all voted yes and Mrs. Bennett was named Chairperson.

Elect Vice Chairperson.  Mr. Long opened the floor for nominations for vice-chairperson.  Mr. Wright nominated Mr. Robert Garten.  Mr. Tucker seconded the nomination and moved that nominations be closed.  Mr. Long requested a roll call vote, and all voted yes. Mr. Garten was named Vice-Chairperson.

Appoint Clerk and Deputy Clerk.  Mr. Wright moved that Sue Wolfe be appointed Clerk and Mr. Tucker seconded the motion.  Mr. Long requested a roll call vote and all voted yes, naming Sue Wolfe as Clerk.  Mr. Tucker moved that Christy Armentrout be appointed Deputy Clerk, and Mr. Wright seconded the motion.   All voted yes to the roll call vote, and Christy Armentrout was named Deputy Clerk.

Set Meeting Time, Place & Date.   The board set the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon at JRTC as the date, time, and place to meet for the 2015-16 school year.


On a motion by Mr. Angle, seconded by Mr. Tucker, the minutes of the June 9, 2015, meeting were approved as submitted unanimously after a roll call vote.



Mr. Spangler reported that the new maintenance employees are moving right along with cleaning the building.

Mr. Kotulka informed the Board and Mr. Spangler of curriculum needs and asked if he could meet with Mr. Spangler concerning flexibility with JRTC’s schedule.

Honor Roll.  Mr. Spangler reviewed the “A” and “A-B” Honor Roll with the Board, reminding them that attendance and discipline also enter into the criteria for both honor rolls.


Permission for Signature on Checks  (16-03).  Since the Chairman and Vice-Chairman remained the same, no action was needed for the item of business.


As requested by Mr. Long, Mr. Tucker offered a motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1.  Mr. Wright seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously voted yes at 12:10 p.m.

At 12:15 p.m., Mr. Wright offered a motion to return to open session from closed session; Mr. Tucker seconded the motion; and there was a unanimous roll call vote to approve the motion.

Mr. Tucker offered 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 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. Wright seconded the motion and all four members voted yes that the meeting was in conformity with State law.


PERSONNEL  (16-05):

Mr. Wright moved that Tony Taylor be approved as Auto Technology teacher.  Mr. Tucker seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously voted yes by roll call vote.


PAY BILLS  (16-06):

Bills in the amount of $9,301.14 to be accrued to the 2014-15 fiscal year and bills in the amount of $4,596.00 for the 2015-16 fiscal year were approved for payment on a motion by Mr. Angle, seconded by Mr. Tucker with a unanimous roll call vote.

In addition the following utilities and bills and salaries in accordance with approved salary schedules were/will be paid for the fiscal year of 2014-15:

End of month June utililties:                   $    7,386.31

June 2014-15 payroll:                          $124,199.65

.           July 2014-15 teacher payroll                $  49,963.98

August 2014-15 teacher payroll           $  49,951.02



The meeting adjourned as 12:18 p.m. on motion by Mr. Angle, seconded by Mr. Tucker.
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Date Approved                                                                        Clerk






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