JOINT BOARD OF CONTROL
JACKSON RIVER TECHNICAL CENTER
September 13, 2016
The Joint Board of Control for Jackson River Technical Center met in regular monthly session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 with the following members present:
Bert Baker Covington City
Cindy Bennett Covington City
Gerald Franson Alleghany County
Craig Lane Alleghany County
Jennifer Seckner Alleghany County
Randy Tucker Alleghany County
Also present were Ms. Mary Jane Mutispaugh (in for Mr. Eugene Kotulka, Adminsitrator); Ms. Melinda Snead-Johnson, Superintendent of Covington City Schools; Mr. Glenn Spangler, Director; and Ms. Christy Armentrout, Clerk.
Mrs. Seckner called the meeting to order at 12:00 noon and led in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Approval of Minutes:
On a motion by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Ms. Bennett, the minutes of the August 9, 2016 meeting were approved as submitted unanimously by aye vote.
Administrative Reports (17-10):
Website Update. Mr. Spangler informed the board that the new JRTC website is up and running. He noted that there are still updates that will be made to it, and new pictures and things that will be added in the near future.
Update on Welding Lab. Mr. Spangler noted that Mr. Huffman has been researching what will be needed for the new ventilation system in the updated welding lab. He stated that the project may have to be put out to bid if a system cannot be found on state contract that will meet building inspector requirements. Mr. Huffman informed the board that the issue he is concerned with at the present time is regarding the cost of filters and filter disposal. He told the board that it could cost approximately $1,500-$2,500 per year to replace filters in a new ventilation system. He also stated that there could be costs associated with the disposal of the filters as well. Mr. Huffman said that he wanted to make sure the board was aware of the potential costs associated with the system before he further pursued finding a system to be installed.
Mrs. Seckner thanked Mr. Huffman for the update he gave to the board and for all of the time he has put into researching this project.
CHS Special Education Staff Visit to JRTC. Ms. Snead-Johnson mentioned that the Special Education Staff from Covington High School visited JRTC in August and spoke with instructors from each program. She noted that it was a very worthwhile visit and that it was helpful to know what was available at JRTC and how the center could best be used to meet the post-secondary needs of students in the service area. She wanted to express her thanks to all of the instructors who worked with them to make this visit possible.
Workshop Information. Mr. Kotulka was absent from the meeting today, however he provided a handout of possibilities for a retreat for members of the Joint Board of Control to receive training. Options presented were travel to a full day facilitated training session at VSBA or a meeting with Dempsey Worner at JRTC. Also on the list was a planned visit to Nicolas County Career/Technical Center in Craigsville, WV on October 21, 2016.
Mr. Spangler noted that he and Mr. Kotulka were in agreement on making the recommendation to the board to pursue having an in-depth session with Dempsey Worner at Jackson River Technical Center. The board members discussed possible dates and decided that the next board meeting date of October 11, 2016 worked out best for everyone present. Mrs. Bennett noted that she would get in touch with Mr. Clemons, who was absent from the meeting, and ask if this date was feasible for him. Mrs. Seckner asked for votes to approve to make arrangement to meet with Mr. Worner on October 11. The board responded to approve the recommendation with unanimous aye votes.
Approve Skills Advisory Committee (17-11): Mr. Spangler asked that the Board approve the following list of Skills Advisory Committee members:
Marla Akridge – Alleghany Highlands Economic Development
Kathy Bryant – Highlands Community Bank
Nonette Cosgrove – JRTC Instructor
Earl Dodrill – DSLCC
Grover Ford – Covington Honda Nissan
Alison Fox – Early Childhood Education Student
Teresa Hammond – Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Jan Hobbs – Alleghany County Public Schools
Jamie Huffman – JRTC Instructor
Tamyra Ross – Alleghany County Schools
Christopher Simmons – VEC Workforce Center
Herb Slaydon – Alleghany Highlands Economic Development
Mark Smith – Covington City Schools
A motion was made for approval by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mr. Baker, and carried by unanimous aye vote.
Approve Craft Committees (17-12): Mr. Spangler presented the board with the following list of craft committees for the various programs at Jackson River Technical Center. He asked that the Board approve these committee members for the 2016-17 school year.
Grover Ford – Sales, Honda Nisan of Covington
Bink Jenkins – Parts Advisor, Clifton NAPA
Cody Moore – Former Student
Evan Martin – Apprentice Technician, Magic City Ford
Daryl Burkholder – Owner Burkholder Electric & DSLCC Instructor
Darren Burkholder – Burkholder Electric
Tiffany Sanders – Owner Chapman Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
Joseph Brinley – NECA/IBEW Local Union #26 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee School Coordinator
Stephen O’Byrne – Maintenance Mechanic for JRTC
Carl “Shorty” Wolfe – CT Wolfe Construction
Mark Brackenridge – J.K. Electric
Steve Cash – Cash Masonry
Michel Neutlings – Executive Chef, Stella’s Restaurant
Michel Galand – Owner, Café’ Michel
Steve Greenblatt – Owner, Vic’s Family Restaurant
Michael May – Cook, The Omni Homestead Resort
Wendy Hudler – Owner, Jack Mason’s Tavern
Julie Persinger – Registered Nurse at LewisGale Hospital, Alleghany
Angela Baldwin – Administrator, The Woodlands Health and Rehab Center
Brittany Elmore – RN, BSN, Director of Nursing at The Brian Center, Alleghany
Jeanette Man – BSN, NREMT-P, Director of Emergency Medical Services Program at DSLCC
Heather Mann – Public Health Nurse, Alleghany/Covington Health Department
Early Childhood Education
Pat Braden – Retired Special Needs Teacher
Michelle Via – Elementary Teacher, Mountain View Elementary School
Jessica Crance – Special Needs Teacher, Natural Bridge Elementary School
Barbara Workman – Alleghany Highlands YMCA Child Care Program
Allysha Lockner – Family & Consumer Science Teacher – Alleghany High School
Sue Broughman – Special Needs Assistant Teacher – Covington High School
Amy Phillips – Marketing, Bath Community Hospital
Kara Asboth – Marketing Manager, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Bennett – AIG Financial Representative
Mike Bryant – Welding Instructor/Program Head, DSLCC
Shane Crawford – Welder, Gala Industries
Roy Smith – ARC3 Welding Supply
Jason Vanness – Welding Inspector, Gala Industries
The motion was made by Mrs. Bennett, seconded by Mr. Tucker, and approved by unanimous aye vote.
Approve Child Care Aides (17-13): Mr. Spangler presented the Board with the following list of level 3 child care students who will serve as child care aides during lunch on preschool days. He recommended them to the Board for approval to serve in this capacity.
The motion for approval was made by Mrs. Bennett, seconded by Mr. Lane, and approved by unanimous aye vote.
Approve Substitute Teacher (17-14): Mr. Spangler asked the Board to approve Dianne Kincaid as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Bennett made a motion to approve the recommendation. The motion was seconded by Mr. Tucker and approved by unanimous aye vote.
Pay Bills (17-15): Bills in the amount of 23,280.96 were approved for payment on motion by Mr. Lane, seconded by Mr. Tucker. The motion carried unanimously.
Bills and salaries in the amount of $36,016.52 were also paid in accordance with approved salary and benefit schedules.
The meeting adjourned 12:26 p.m. on motion by Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mrs. Bennett.
Date Approved Clerk
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