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September 13, 2016 – MINUTES

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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.


New Business:


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.


Automotive Technology

Grover Ford – Sales, Honda Nisan of Covington

Bink Jenkins – Parts Advisor, Clifton NAPA

Cody Moore – Former Student

Evan Martin – Apprentice Technician, Magic City Ford


Building Trades

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


Culinary Arts

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


Health Occupations

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.


Destiny Allen

Savannah Carter

Allison Fox

Hannah Hill

Callie Irvine

Jessica Knotts

Whitney Landis

Patricia Lee

Leandra Masters

Rebecca McClung

Saige Silva


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.



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Date Approved                                                                         Clerk






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